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Campaign against influenza to introduce spray vaccinations for kids

 - COVID-19 - Sep 15 SHARE ON:
Campaign against influenza to introduce spray vaccinations for kids

Addressing a press conference, Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Chris Fearne announced that the campaign of vaccination against influenza will be kicked off in the second half of October. The minister reported how in 2020, a record breaking 180,000 influenza vaccinations were administered and that 200,000 more are ordered for the next rollout. 

Fearne also announced that, in order to push for more vaccinations against the virus, a spray will be introduced for children which will replace the jab. This will hopefully incentivise more people to get immunised against influenza. This campaign will work side by side with the COVID-19 vaccination campaign which has seen 91% of those eligible fully vaccinated. 

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Relaxed measures for establishments who choose to welcome only vaccinated individuals

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Relaxed measures for establishments who choose to welcome only vaccinated individuals

In a press conference addressed by Health Minister Chris Fearne earlier today at Sir Anthony Mamo Oncology Centre, a number of amendments to the current COVID-19 measures were reported. This include changes to measures regarding quarantine from dark-red countries, establishments restrictions and more.

Establishments who have voluntarily decided that they will only welcome vaccinated individuals will have a relaxed set of COVID-19 restrictions.

Measures may include eased restrictions such as less distance between tables and the possibility extended opening and closing times. A legal tender will be published in the coming days which will reveal further details regarding the relaxing of measures.

You can watch the full press conference below:

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Fully vaccinated Maltese residents can quarantine in their homes starting Friday

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Fully vaccinated Maltese residents can quarantine in their homes starting next Friday

Speaking at a press conference, Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Chris Fearne announced that persons coming from countries listed as dark red who have a vaccine certificate and are Maltese residents will be able to quarantine in their own homes. This can only happen if all the other residents in the household are fully vaccinated in order to avoid putting others at risk. This will come into effect as of next Friday 17th September 2021. 

This comes as the focus shifts from the Delta variant onto the MU variant, which also lead to countries like Russia and India to have their status as dark red countries revisited. Friday will also see the acceptance of the Canadian vaccine certificate, with those travelling with said certificate not needing to quarantine. 

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Sir Anthony Mamo Oncology Centre recevies new CT Scan machine

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During today’s press conference addressed by Health Minister Chris Fearne at Sir Anthony Mamo Oncology Centre, it was revealed that the oncology centre has received a new CT Scan machine.

Fearne stated that in addition to the €60,000,000 dedicated to cancer treatments since last election, the new machine is worth €500,000 and it is thanks to the Maltese government and the International Atomic Energy Agency.

During the conference, Minister Fearne also addressed the country’s current situation with regards to the pandemic and went on to tackle the current COVID-19 restriction, including Malta’s acceptance of the Canadian vaccine certificate.

Watch the conference LIVE here:

The Minister also revealed that, following a significant amount of pressure from the media and the public, vaccinated Maltese residents arriving from ‘dark-red’ countries will be able to quarantine at home, rather than at the quarantine hotel.

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