The vaccinations of over 40s in Malta has officially been opened up as the cohort joins the queue of citizens currently eligible for a vaccination.
This follows an announcement by Health Minister Chris Fearne on Wednesday who, during the inauguration of a new primary health clinic in Birkirkara, also added that by Friday 300,000 vaccine doses would have been distributed.
Over 40s are now able to register on the vaccine sign-up portal, which can be found here.
With the introduction of over 40s being able to register for a vaccine, Malta should continue to see a decline in new COVID-19 cases as the country steadily heads towards herd immunity.
However, it is still uncertain whether the one-jab Johnson & Johnson will speed up the rate of reaching herd immunity once it has been introduced.
Nevertheless, Malta has seen a larger proportion of recoveries to new cases in the past week, with 33 new cases and 36 recoveries found yesterday – potentially indicating a trend towards lower cases as the vaccination process steadily progresses.
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