Malta Health Students Association President Nicholas Aquilina will appear on today’s episode of Lovin Daily to discuss the fact that health students, who are working on the frontlines of the pandemic, have not been given priority to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
“Students within our Faculty have not stopped attending placements ever since restrictions were being lifted in June. Students stepped up their responsibility, by working in swabbing hubs and by working as trainees in state hospitals.”
“Moreover, students have had to repeatedly leave home, and quarantine themselves for the sake of family members especially if they live with vulnerable people. Students have also contracted COVID-19 due to being exposed to positive patients whilst on placement,” the MHSA wrote in a statement.
However, the Ministry of Health has so far failed to inform students when they will receive the jab.
“Our students cannot be left forgotten when they are being exposed to the same risks as any other front liner during these times,” it stressed.
Lovin Daily’s hosts will interview MHSA President Aquilina on role health students have played in fighting COVID-19, how Malta has handled the pandemic so far and why they feel they need to be inoculated as soon as possible.
Tune in to watch the interview live at 10am.