The Health Protection Agency (HPA) has announced that the Pfizer vaccine will be given to children aged 12 to 17 starting on Sunday.
According to the HPA, children will receive the Pfizer vaccine supplied by the United States on Wednesday, totaling 128,700 doses.
Among all the vaccines certified by the World Health Organization for emergency use, the Pfizer vaccine is the only one that is safe for children.
The Pfizer vaccine will also be given to people who have weakened immune systems or are on long-term treatment for chronic conditions, as well as pregnant women. Those who had their first Pfizer dose from outside the country will also be able to obtain the vaccination.
Furthermore, the HPA announced that the Pfizer vaccine will also be given to Maldivian students studying abroad if the nations in which they are studying do not accept any other COVID-19 vaccine.