The Malta Independent 23 January 2021, Saturday

Covid-19 vaccines expected to arrive in January – Robert Abela

Wednesday, 25 November 2020, 19:24 Last update: about 3 months ago

Prime Minister Robert Abela said that Malta is expected to start receiving the vaccines for Covid-19 in the beginning of January 2021.

PM Abela was answering questions posed by the public on his Facebook page.

In an answer to a question on the vaccine, he urged the public to get vaccinated once the Covid-19 vaccines are made available in January.


He explained the vaccine as a ‘game changer’, and said that although the Covid-19 vaccine won’t be made compulsory, ‘the appeal and recommednation will be that everyone gets vaccinated if found to be safe for the public.’

He added that Malta will be among the first countries to have enough doses of the vaccine, and reassured the public that there will be more than enough doses available for the whole population.

Minister Abela remarked that this vaccine will not only protect many people but it will also bring about the recovery of the tourism industry.

Abela explained that the way Malta is handling the pandemic in this country has always been done cautiously, and that the priority will always be given to health. However, protecting the livelihood is always very important.

Abela admitted that there were things which the government could have done better but it had always tried its best to keep a balance and ensure that everyone is kept as safe as possible.





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