The Malta Independent 1 March 2021, Monday

Ten new vaccination hubs to open in February as vaccine effort intensifies

Thursday, 21 January 2021, 15:34 Last update: about 2 months ago

Ten new vaccination hubs will open in February as the vaccination effort intensifies, Health Minister Chris Fearne said on Thursday.

Speaking at a press conference, Fearne said that by today the first dose of the vaccine will have been administered to all those who are over 85 years old and can leave their house.

He said that there were some people who had not received the letter for their vaccine appointment, but added that they will be compensated through another session on Saturday.  Anyone from this age group who has not received the letter from the government giving them their vaccine appointment is urged to call 145.

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As of Monday, vaccination will start for those 85 year olds who cannot leave their homes.

Furthermore, the vaccine will also be offered as of next week to those who have cancer and will be starting chemotherapy soon, as the vaccine is less effective on people who are going through chemotherapy.

15,316 doses of the vaccine have been administered so far.

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