The Malta Independent 25 March 2023, Saturday
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Malta starts offering fourth Covid vaccine shot to the elderly, immunosuppressed

Wednesday, 6 April 2022, 19:29 Last update: about 13 months ago

Malta has started to offer the fourth Covid-19 vaccine shot to the elderly and to the immunosuppressed, Health Minister Chris Fearne announced on Wednesday.

“Malta has as of this week started offering a second booster dose to immunosuppressed individuals and residents in elderly care homes and will start voluntary rollout to over 80s in the community from 18 April,” Fearne tweeted on Wednesday.

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The announcement comes hours after the European Commission announced that it is safe for a fourth vaccine dose to be offered to certain demographics.

Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides tweeted on Wednesday that the second booster shot could be given to those over the age of 80 and may also be considered for those aged between 60 and 80 if they are considered to be high risk.

Kyriakides said that for those under the age of 60, there is no current data indicating a need for another booster dose.

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