289 doses of vaccination were administered on Sunday as part of the government’s “Covid-19 Dhifaau” vaccination campaign.

According to the latest figures released by the Health Protection Agency (HPA), the doses included 46 first doses and 243 second doses.

Sunday’s vaccinations were administered to 216 residents of Grand Malé as well as 73 doses received by people residing across the atolls.

The first doses were administered to 32 inhabitants of Grand Malé and 14 inhabitants of the atolls.

The second jabs were received by 184 people residing in the capital and 59 in the atolls.

As of the end of Sunday, the total number of people who have completed the two doses of the vaccine increased to 360,977. In addition, 395,068 people have also received the first doses nationwide.

The total number of people waiting for a second dose of Covid-19 vaccination nationwide has fallen further to 34,091.

There are currently three mobile teams in six vaccination centers in the capital region, as well as 176 vaccination centers in the outlying atolls.

HPA announced earlier this week that ADK, Hulhumalé Hospital, as well as Indhira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH) will be open for those who wish to receive reminders against Covid-19, from Saturday to Thursday. Booster doses will be given to those who have passed six months since the end of the second dose of the vaccination.

The ADK Hospital will administer the Pfizer doses from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday through Thursday.

The Hulhumalé hospital will be open from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. from Saturday to Thursday and the IGMH will administer doses of Pfizer from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday by appointment only.

Additionally, HPA revealed that Dhamanaveshi will administer doses of AstraZeneca from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. by appointment only.

The other vaccination centers administering AstraZeneca are the Hulhumalé hospital from 9:30 am to 10:30 am, the IGMH from 10 am to 2 pm by appointment only on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays and the Villimalé center from 9 am to 1 pm every Tuesday with appointment. you by the hospital.

Doses of Sinopharm will be administered in Senahiya from 8:30 am to 9:30 am.

The government earlier announced the decision to give COVID-19 vaccination boosters to immunocompromised people, the elderly and frontline workers.

The decision to administer booster injections to frontline people and people at high risk of complications from Covid-19 who have received both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, follows recommendations from the Maldives Technical Advisory Group on vaccination.

The decision also supports the findings of extensive research carried out by the competent authorities.

Those who will be eligible to receive booster shots include people who have had an organ transplant, those taking immunosuppressive drugs, long-term steroids as well as patients on dialysis.

In addition, cancer patients and those who completed their treatment less than a year ago, those who are overweight, those undergoing home oxygen therapy, patients with lung disease, liver disease, diabetics and even those who are bedridden due to illness.

The outgoing administration of President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih launched the “Covid-19 Dhifaau” vaccination campaign on February 1.

The HPA earlier announced restrictions for unvaccinated people, but it has since been revealed that the implementation of the restrictions will be delayed as the government is currently working to launch a proper app to track and monitor people. unvaccinated.

Authorities continue to urge the public to receive their vaccines, to help curb complications from the virus.