Maldives received 100,620 additional doses of Pfizer vaccine donated by the United States of America.
The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund’s (UNICEF) office in Maldives tweeted confirmed the shipment has been received via the COVAX Facility.
UNICEF Maldives added that the “vaccine will support ongoing efforts to vaccinate eligible population and administer booster shots.”
More vaccines have landed!— UNICEF Maldives (@UNICEFMaldives) December 18, 2021
Maldives has received 100,620 doses of Pfizer vaccines donated by @StateDept received via the #COVAX Facility.
The vaccines will support ongoing efforts to vaccinate eligible population & administer booster shots.@MoHmv @HPA_MV pic.twitter.com/buVEpb1r8E
Currently booster shots are only available for the frontline health workers, senior citizens over 50 years and individuals with compromised immune system. However, Health Protection Agency (HPA) stated that they will begin booster shots for the rest of the public soon.
Booster shots can be administered six months after the second dose. To date, 396،358 people were administered the first dose and 366،165 have completed both doses. Additionally, a total of 22.093 have been given the booster shot so far.