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WATCH: COVID-19 Vaccine Reaches Gozo As Nurse Becomes First Person On Island To Get Inoculated

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A nurse has become the first person in Gozo to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Felicienne Cini received the vaccine this morning in the presence of Prime Minister Robert Abela, Health Minister Chris Fearne and Gozo Minister Clint Camilleri and the event was live-streamed on official government pages.

Malta received its first batch of COVID-19 vaccines last weekend and started inoculating people on Sunday. 

The first cohort of people to get vaccinated includes healthcare workers, elderly care home staff and residents, mental care home staff and residents and everyone over 85 will receive it in the near future. 

The second cohort will include everyone over 80 and all other front-liners, the third will include everyone suffering from chronic illnesses, everyone over 70 and school and childcare centre workers, the fourth everyone over 55 and the fifth the general public.

Malta is currently inoculating people with a vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech, but could soon also start distributing doses of vaccine produced by Moderna and AstraZeneca if they are approved by the European Medicines Agency.

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