The order for influenza vaccinations which was made by the Ministry of Health has now arrived in MAlta. In the last three days Air Malta aircraft delivered three deliveries weighing some six tonnes. This year doctors are stressing, more than ever, the importance of administering this vaccine.
A national carrier plane arriving in Malta shortly after 1 pm. bringing in the last consignment of the flu vaccine. The plane led the third shipment of influenza vaccines from Paris. This consignment contains approximately 800 kg of influenza vaccines.
The goods were immediately unloaded and taken to the warehouses of the Department of Health for onward free of charge delivery to the public from 11 October. The Chairman of Air Malta, Charles Mangion, said that in total the company’s planes brought to Malta three consignments of influenza vaccines weighing 6,000 kilograms in total.
Notary Mangion said that this confirmed the company’s commitment to the Maltese, despite the fact that the pandemic had brought the aviation industry to its knees.
“We will continue to work hard to keep the national airline moving forward, to overcome this challenge brought about by Covid-19 and in the coming years we will further develop commercial viability to further expand connectivity, in order to serve the country and continue to be an economic support for Malta, “said Air Malta Chairman Charles Mangion.
Dr. Jan Chircop recommended taking the vaccine and talked about the possibility of people catching both the seasonal flu and Covid-19.
“If you are hit with both at the same time, the chances are that you will have bigger complications. They are both viruses but they are different viruses. So catching one does not exclude the other,” the family doctor said
Dr Chircop stressed the importance of not neglecting health and getting vaccinated for the flu, especially those over 55 who suffer from chronic illnesses.