A total of 5,875 persons were vaccinated against the global Covid-19 pandemic, across the nation on Sunday.
The Health Protection Agency (HPA) revealed that this has pushed the national vaccination total to 151,643.
According to the latest Covid-19 vaccination updates provided by the health authority, Sunday’s vaccinations include 2,048 across eight vaccination centers and two mobile teams in the Greater Malé Region as well as 3,827 across 169 vaccination centers across atolls.
With this the vaccination total has surpassed 151,000, with a total of 89,093 having been inoculated across the capital region and 62,550 administered their Covishield doses across atolls nationwide.
Vaccinations are now open for all those above the age of 18 years of age living in the Greater Malé Region, in addition to high-risk groups over the age of 18, and caretakers of elderly or chronically ill bedridden patients.
President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih had initiated the national Covid-19 vaccination programme on February 1.
The government has received international praise for the Maldives' rapid and organized Covid-19 vaccination efforts, foreign observers hailing the equitable distribution of vaccines across the island nation as an example for other world countries.
Spokesperson for the Health Emergency Operations Center (HEOC) Dr. Nazla Rafeeq has stressed the importance of vaccinating in order to build herd-immunity against Covid-19 within Maldivian communities, adding that this would be the only way Covid-19 health and safety restrictions could be eased across the country.