The Malta Independent 9 May 2021, Sunday

Six fully-vaccinated patients have died of Covid-19

Friday, 26 March 2021, 14:56 Last update: about 2 months ago

Superintendent of Public Health Professor Charmaine Gauci confirmed that six individuals who had received both jabs against Covid-19 have died of the virus. 

Public health chief Gauci made this announcement during her weekly Covid-19 health briefing

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Answering questions posed by the media, Gauci remarked that those who received the vaccine are protected against the virus - however, that protection is not 100% from the virus. 

Gauci advised those individuals who are considered as vulnerable to remain cautious and continue to follow measures until the spread of the virus is much less.

It is also the case that the vaccine does not provide it's full capable immunity immediately after the second dose is administered: up to 15 days need to pass for full immunity to develop, meaning that protection up until that point is still not at its peak.

As of Friday, 382 people had died in Malta while positive for the virus.

Up till Thursday, 166,104 doses of the vaccine have been administered in Malta. 48,933 people have received both doses of the vaccine so far.

Malta currently has three vaccines at its disposal: the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, the Moderna vaccine, and the AstraZeneca vaccine.  A fourth vaccine - that of Johnson and Johnson - has been approved by European regulators, but has not arrived on the island yet.

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