“So far, Malta is the EU champion..” News organisation Politico’s statement of Malta’s vaccination process shook the nation on Monday morning with Health Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Chris Fearne sharply addressing the statement on social media.
— Chris Fearne (@chrisfearne) January 25, 2021
Malta currently leads the charge on EU vaccination targets and it may meet the European Commission’s target on time if daily doses are doubled, where the Commission wants 70% of EU adults to be inoculated by summer.
Meanwhile, Dr. Fearne expressed his anticipation of the European Medicines Authority’s approval and arrival of the AstraZeneca vaccine, following the pharmaceutical company’s announcement of cutting back EU deliveries.
During today’s Steering Committee with Member States on the #EUVaccinesStrategy, @AstraZeneca representatives announced delays in the delivery of vaccines compared to the forecast for the first quarter of this year. /1
— Stella Kyriakides (@SKyriakidesEU) January 22, 2021