Up to 42,000 vaccinations in Malta from Monday – Deputy PM Fearne

42,000 vaccines will have arrived in Malta by next Monday. This was confirmed by Deputy Prime Minister Chris Fearne in an interview that will be broadcast on TVM’s Xtra tonight. Dr Fearne said senior citizens in residential homes would be vaccinated by the end of February.

Meanwhile vaccinations have began in respect of those over the age of 85 living in the community who have received an appointment to be vaccinated in one of the 10 health centres. Minister Fearne said the elderly are scheduled to be vaccinated by the end of this month.

So far, 26,550 doses of the covid vaccine have arrived in Malta, with another delivery of almost 15 thousand from PfizerBioNtech expected to arrive in Malta next Monday.

Minister Fearne said that the last delivery came on Monday and so far Malta has received enough doses to vaccinate 13,275 people. He added that with the delivery that will arrive in Malta in another four days, a total of 41 thousand doses will have arrived in Malta in less than four weeks.

During the program XTRA, Dr. Fearne gave an account of the estimated time that the vaccination of frontliners, people in nursing homes and those over 85 will be completed.

Minister Fearne explained that elderly people over the age of 85 who cannot leave their homes have already been contacted by public health agents so that a special team can vaccinate them at home. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Health Fearne said that Malta would start administering 1,500 vaccinations a day.