COVAX: Maldives receives over 5,000 doses of PFizer vaccine

The Maldives has received over 5,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine.

5,850 doses of the PFizer vaccine were sent to the Maldives as part of the vaccines being provided to the archipelago under the COVAX facility. COVAX is a global initiative aimed at equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines led by the World Health Organization. Maldives has participated in the program, under which the archipelago will receive free vaccines enough for 20 percent of the country’s population.

The Health Emergency Operation Centre (HEOC) has stated that the Maldives would receive 108,000 doses of the COVISHIELD vaccine and 5,850 doses of the Pfizer vaccine under the COVAX program. The archipelago received 12,000 doses of COVISHIELD from COVAX earlier this month.