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Booster dose schedule pushed forward by one week due to cluster in elderly homes

 - COVID-19 - Sep 2
Booster dose schedule pushed forward by one week due to cluster in elderly homes

During a press conference addressed by Deputy Minister Chris Fearne and Minister for Culture José Herrera regarding the current COVID-19 situation in Malta, Dr. Fearne revealed the country’s way forward with regards to the pandemic and Malta’s vaccination schedule.

Fearne highlighted that booster doses for elderly individuals will start being given a week earlier than originally planned due to a considerable cluster emerging from elderly homes.

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health Chris Fearne and the Minister for National Heritage, the Arts and Local Government, Jose Herrera address a press conference

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health Chris Fearne and the Minister for National Heritage, the Arts and Local Government, José Herrera address a press conference

Posted by José Herrera on Thursday, 2 September 2021

Thus, booster doses will start being given to elderly individuals on September 6 while booster jab invites to immunosuppressed individuals will start being distributed next week. The type of booster being given will be either Pfizer or Moderna.

From the 1st week of October, individuals aged 70 and over will be able to receive their booster doses and further decisions on other ages will be taken after consideration of local and international COVID-19 situations.

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