Malta: Deputy PM Chris Fearne announces second COVID booster shot for elderly people

Health Minister Chris Fearne took to Twitter and stated that the government of Malta has decided to give a second booster dose against the COVID-19 pandemic to residents aged more than 65.

Malta: Deputy PM announces second COVID booster shot for elderly people
Malta: Deputy PM announces second COVID booster shot for elderly people

Malta: Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister of Malta- Chris Fearne urged the elderly nationals to receive their second booster shot after the recommendations of health and medicine agencies regarding vaccines from the European Union.

Health Minister Chris Fearne took to Twitter and stated that the government of Malta has decided to give a second booster dose against the COVID-19 pandemic to residents aged more than 65.

However, people who are aged lesser than 65 will only be eligible to take the second booster shot against the viral infection.

So, the residents who are in the age group of 60-65 will be able to get the booster dose. Depuy Prime Minister Ferane invited the people who are of the respective ages for the vaccination in the coming day.

“Following today’s ECDC/EMA Joint Statement, Malta will be offering the 2nd Covid #booster dose to residents aged 60+ – bringing the age down from 65. Residents in the 60 – 65 age group will receive an invite for vaccination in the coming days,” Deputy PM Chris Fearne tweeted.

Reportedly, people who are in the age of 60 to 65 ages groups will be eligible to get the booster dose in the coming days.

As the infection has been surging in European, EU’s health and medicine agencies declared that elderly people should be taken their booster dose. The agency has already allowed taking a second booster or the fourth dose for people who are over 80 since April.

COVID-19 in Malta:

As per the Health Ministry of Malta, the country has recorded 7,764 active cases of COVID-19 in one day, while a total of 335 new infections were recorded. Three people have died from the virus, and no daily data is available about the hospital admissions with the viral infections.

The Health Sector of Malta has witnessed a significant boost and upliftment under the leadership of Chris Fearne. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the situation in the country has not entangled, and people get every possible health facility. Fearne has encouraged the people to get vaccinated with an efficient campaign of the doses against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Where the other countries in Europe have been struggling to find out the means of the vaccine, Malta has reached significant data to vaccine their citizens. As per the reports, more than 80 percent of senior citizens are fully vaccinated.

Chris Fearne took significant steps in order to strengthen the conditions of the Maltese. The steps such as the mental health programme and the opening of the new medical schools have gained a lot of appreciation worldwide. His policies gained appreciation from Dr Hans Kluge, the Regional Director for Europe of the World Health Organisation.