The total number of people waiting for a second dose of Covid-19 vaccination nationwide has fallen further to 34,420.

According to the latest figures published by the Health Protection Agency (HPA), 497 doses of vaccination were administered on Wednesday as part of the government’s “Covid-19 Dhifaau” vaccination campaign, including 293 doses administered to residents of Grand Malé as well as 204 doses received by people. residing across the atolls.

Wednesday’s vaccinations were 74 first doses, administered to 45 inhabitants of Grand Malé and 29 inhabitants of the atolls, as well as 423 second vaccines received by 248 people residing in the capital and 175 in the atolls.

As of the end of Wednesday, the total number of people who have completed the two doses of the vaccine increased to 360,584. In addition, 395,004 people have also received the first doses nationwide.

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

Currently, vaccination centers are open in Senahiya, Indhira Gandhi Memorial hospital, ADK hospital, Hulhumalé hospital, Villimalé and Dhamanaveshi. Authorities currently administer Sinopharm, AstraZeneca and Pfizer. Those who request doses of Pfizer can go to the vaccination centers of ADK Hospital, Hulhumalé Hospital and IGMH, while AstraZeneca doses will be administered to Dhamanaveshi, Hulhumalé Hospital, at IGMH, Senahiya and Villimalé, while Sinopharm vaccination is only available in Senahiya.

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

The government has announced that COVID-19 vaccination boosters will be given to immunocompromised people, the elderly and frontline workers. This decision stems from the recommendations of the Maldives Technical Advisory Group on Immunization. Pfizer will be given as a booster dose to those who have been six months since the end of the second dose of the vaccination.

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.

Restrictions that unvaccinated people will face include banning domestic travel and banning tourists from checking into guesthouses if they are not vaccinated. In addition, officials who have not yet been vaccinated will also be required to show negative PCR results every 14 days.

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