The Maldives government has announced that enough COVID-19 vaccines for the entire eligible population have now been received.
The Maldives is among the countries running the most successful vaccine campaigns against COVID-19. In this regard, the government has undertaken several efforts to secure vaccines for the country's residents. The archipelago maintains close ties with India and China and has procured a large number of vaccines from both countries as donations. The government has also purchased vaccine stocks from these countries.
Spokesperson of the government, Mohamed Mabrook Azeez Saturday confirmed that the current vaccine stock is adequate to vaccinate all eligible residents in the Maldives. He noted that the Maldives is among one of the few countries that have achieved this feat.
Mabrook further stressed the importance of vaccinating against COVID-19 to be able to return to normalcy. He urged the public to support the vaccine campaign and urged the public to get vaccinated.
321,594 people have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in the Maldives thus far, while 263,067 people have received the second dose. However, 27 percent of the eligible population remains unvaccinated.