Apart from revealing his two step plan to move towards a normal festive season, Deputy Prime Minister Chris Fearne announced yesterday that healthcare workers, teachers, pharmacists and care-workers in elderly homes will receive their booster dose from the 15th of November. Speaking in parliament, Fearne said that as from the second week of November, everyone above the age of 70 will have received an appointment for the booster and that other restrictions will be eased.
As of yet, 869,715 doses of the vaccine have been administered, with 46,099 of those being booster doses. The epidemiological situation in Malta does seem to have somewhat stabilized, with very few hospital admissions and daily cases, and even lesser ITU admissions. This led to the Health Ministry’s announcement of restriction easing, but the vaccine rollout has been, and remains, one of the main components at averting further spread.
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