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More than 67% of over-18s received their booster shot says Chris Fearne

 - COVID-19 - Jan 12
More than 67% of over-18s received their booster shot says Chris Fearne

More than two-thirds of the adult population in Malta have received their COVID booster shot, Health Minister Chris Fearne revealed. 

This translates to around 67% of those aged over 18, with the health minister appealing to the rest of the population who is eligible to register for the vaccine. 

Following the Omicron variant’s emergence leading to a spike in cases, Malta’s health authorities are trying to vaccinate as much of the population as possible. Children aged between 5 and 11 are also now eligible to receive their COVID shots, joining the rollout. 

Till yesterday, 1,146,466 doses of the vaccine were administered, of which 288,561 were booster shots. This comes as Malta registers 13,104 active cases and 496 total deaths since the pandemic started. 

However, hospitalisations remain remarkably low at 116, with just 9 people in ITU. Fearne also announced on Monday that Malta had the fourth-highest booster rate among EU members. 

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