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Malta recieved the first consignment of vaccine on Saturday morning
🔹MALTA Sa Dec 26 The first consignment of the Pfizer BioNTech in Malta - A plane with around 10,000 doses landed at the Malta Airport at around 11am.
The doses were flown from a Pfizer factory in Puurs Belgium through Amsterdam.
🔹Malta is set to start its mass vaccination programme on Sunday Dec 27.
Around 600,000 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech will be shipped to Malta over the coming weeks and months.
Malta secured a total of 600,000 doses from Pfizer-BioNTech.
If the European Medicines Authority approve Moderna
and AstraZeneca vaccine, these will also be available.
🔹 In total, Malta has more than one million doses on order.
The Maltese general public will start receiving the vaccine by April.
Health Minister Chris Fearne explained that those who will receive the vaccination will also receive a health certificate.
He added that at a European level, a discussion on whether to issue a vaccine passport has initiated.
🔹 Prime Minister Robert Abela urged the public to remain vigilant and not to let down their guard.
The road to normality begins today - he stressed while urging the public to remain cautious.
🔹 Superintendent of Public Health Prof Charmaine Gauci urged the public to get vaccinated.
🔹The World Health Organisation’s regional director, Hans Kluge, congratulated Malta health leadership ahead of the rolling out of the mass vaccination programme.
He acknowledged that while it is a day to celebrate the arrival of the vaccine, families have lost their loved ones to the pandemic.
🔹 Up to now, 206 patients lost their life.
🔹Malta has registered a total of 12,241 positive cases.
1,485 cases remain active.
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🔹MALTA DEC 26: A first shipment of vaccine doses arrive