The Medical Association of Malta expects all healthcare workers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 over the next five weeks.
The MAM also noted that 70% of the Maltese population are willing to receive a jab following a survey conducted by the union.
On Boxing Day, Malta received its first consignment of Pzifer-BioNTech vaccines. The first person to get inoculated in Malta was an Infectious Disease Unit nurse.
Speaking in an interview, Prime Minister Robert Abela highlighted that the arrival of the COVID-19 vaccine will kickstart Malta’s road back to normality.
“The MAM also notes that while the very slow pace of 50 vaccinations a day is acceptable for the first couple of days until the routines and correct procedures are put into place, it expects the Health Ministry to ramp up the vaccination rates significantly to exceed 300 daily,” the union said.
Despite the arrival of the vaccine, Malta is still grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic. Yesterday, health authorities announced 84 new cases of COVID-19 along with 118 recoveries.
It was also announced that four patients passed away after contracting the virus.
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