In a ministerial statement delivered by Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Chris Fearne, it was stated that Malta will have access to vaccines from 6 pharmaceutical companies, in line with preparations from the European Union, with Pfizer, Modern and AstraZeneca appearing to be the most advanced vaccines.
Malta will have access to a minimum of 1,600,000 vaccines from the top pharmaceutical companies and will have the adequate facilities to receive the vaccine requiring cold-chain systems to maintain the appropriate sub-zero temperatures and accommodate the required cold chain system.
JANUARY: Vaccine will be given to health care workers, staff of elderly homes and mental institutions, along with elderly of over 85 years.
FEBRUARY: Vaccine to be given to other front liners and those over 80 in February with those of chronic illnesses, educators/childcare centres and elderly over 70 years.
After, the vaccine will be given to all citizens over 55 years and after that, the rest of the population.