Covid-19: Over 30,000 students vaccinated with first dose

Rehendhi School Students | Photo: President's Office

Male’, Maldives – Education Ministry of Maldives revealed on Wednesday that over 30,000 students aged 12-17 years were vaccinated with the first dose of COVID-19 Vaccine across Maldives.

As of August 25, 2021, a total of 30,109 students were administered the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine in 181 schools.

While the Education Ministry began vaccination for school students on August 15, 2021 with the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine, the Ministry earlier informed that under the vaccination program to vaccinate school kids, 40,000 students can be fully vaccinated from the first shipment of Pfizer.

The Pfizer vaccination campaign is facilitated by the 128،700 doses of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine donated to the Maldives by the United States on Friday, 9 August 2021.

Under the Maldives government’s extensive program to vaccinate 90 percent of the resident population by the end of this month, 379,379 have administered the first dose while 300,427 people are fully vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus.

The Health Ministry is currently attempting to create a Covid-19 vaccine passport accepted globally for individuals who administer the Covid-19 through the national vaccination program.