As Malta opens up non-essential shops and services today, and with plans to ease further measures within two weeks, the country has also been setting standards in the administration of the COVID-19 Vaccine, ever since its National Vaccination Programme kicked off on the 27th December 2020.
In fact, as at today, over 50% of the adult population has now been vaccinated with at least one dose of the vaccine, while 1 in 5 have also received the second dose as 100,686 second doses were administered as at Sunday 25th April 2021.
Moreover, with people aged 40+ and 50+ currently registering to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, Malta is now the first country to be providing the vaccine to the general population age bracket, following a staggered approach, which saw various cohorts receive the vaccine as per their age, namely 85+ Years (93% inoculated); 80+ Years (89% inoculated); 70+ Years (90% inoculated); and, 60+ Years (85% inoculated).
“All of this augurs well for when Malta intends to start welcoming back tourists from the 1st June 2021, which is still on target, even following comments made by Malta’s PM Robert Abela during a recent press conference. The Malta Tourism Authority is launching various schemes as part of its Tourism Recovery Plan, aimed it incentivising tourists, hotels, and tour operators alike, to ensure that anyone can enjoy a safe, healthy and much-needed summer holiday,” Johann Buttigieg, MTA CEO said.
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