Health Protection Agency (HPA) has announced the decision to offer COVID-19 vaccine booster shots to individuals above the age of 60 years and immunocompromised individuals.
In a statement on Thursday evening, HPA announced that the Maldives Technical Advisory Group on Immunization has advised for a vaccine booster shot to be administered to those at risk of developing serious illness due to COVID-19 and frontline health workers.
HPA said that it has therefore decided to administer booster shots to two groups of individuals; individuals above the age of 60 years and individuals with compromised immune systems.
HPA said that Pfizer vaccine will be administered as a booster shot. The booster shot will be administered minimum 60 days after the administration of the second shot of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Administration of booster shots will begin on October 3.
Booster shots will be administered in three hospitals in the greater Male’ region. They are:
Appointments for booster shots can be booked through HPA’s portal.