Health Minister Chris Fearne has announced that over 100,000 booster jabs of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered.
The news follows the latest data from the EU’s health agency suggests that the higher the country’s vaccination rate, the lower the death rate ranks.
— Chris Fearne (@chrisfearne) November 24, 2021
With Fearne himself along with shadow health minister Stephen Spiteri receiving their own booster shot on Tuesday, the European Commission published a chart on Tuesday showing Malta continuing to have one of the highest uptakes of vaccines in the bloc.
It also registered the lowest death rate, with 92% of the adult population now fully vaccinated and the only country to have a zero death rate per million population over the last 14 days.
The rate is only beaten by Ireland, which ranks at 93%. Conversely, Bulgaria has only vaccinated 29% of its population and has the highest number of deaths compared to its population at 325 people per million.