The Malta Independent 21 January 2021, Thursday

Vulnerable DAR Bjorn residents should be considered for priority vaccination, Bjorn Formosa says

Thursday, 14 January 2021, 11:24 Last update: about 6 days ago

Vulnerable Dar Bjorn residents should be considered for priority vaccination along with residents of care homes, Bjorn Formosa said on Thursday.

In a Facebook post, Formosa – who suffers from ALS but has become a beacon for raising awareness on the disease and raising money to help treat people with similar diseases – said that Dar Bjorn has 13 of the most vulnerable people living in Malta.

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He said that as far as he is concerned, he can be left for last to be vaccinated, but said that many of the 13 vulnerable people living in Dar Bjorn suffer from respiratory insufficiency as well.

“I don't want to dictate anything but I am just saying that certain cases like the residents of DAR Bjorn who are most at risk should be considered for vaccination together with residents in other care homes being vaccinated now”, Formosa said.

The Covid-19 vaccination process is ongoing, but its relatively slow pace has drawn some criticism.  16,000 people are scheduled to be vaccinated by the end of January, with healthcare workers and residents of elderly homes currently taking precedence.

As far as I am concerned, I can be left for last to be vaccinated but at DAR Bjorn we have 13 of the most vulnerable...

Posted by Bjorn Formosa on Thursday, January 14, 2021
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