The Malta Independent 21 September 2021, Tuesday

Malta starts giving Covid-19 booster shots to immunosuppressed patients

Monday, 13 September 2021, 13:40 Last update: about 7 days ago

Immunosuppressed patients started receiving a third dose of the Covid-19 vaccine on Monday, as Malta began its vaccine booster shots programme last week. 

This was revealed by Deputy Minister and Health Minister Chris Fearne in a tweet published earlier this morning. 

Last week, hundreds of Covid-19 vaccine booster shots for residents in elderly homes were administered.

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Malta’s vaccine booster shots programme was brought forward by a week after two clusters of COVID-19 infections were recently recorded in elderly care homes. Authorities initially planned on starting the administration of booster shots on September 13.

All booster shots are mRNA vaccines manufactured by Pfizer or Moderna.

Malta’s Covid-19 vaccination campaign first kicked off on December 27, 2020 which saw vulnerable groups − those aged over 85, healthcare workers in hospitals and people living or working in homes for the elderly − to be the first to be jabbed.

Over 90% of Malta’s population have been administered with two vaccine doses.

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