Malta Set to Receive its First COVID-19 Vaccine Consignment in the Coming Hours

As per the plan announced earlier in the week by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and by Malta’s Deputy Prime Minister Chris Fearne, the COVID-19 vaccine produced by BioNTech and Moderna, is on its way to Malta and to all the other EU member states ahead of the EU Vaccination Days which start tomorrow.



One consignment of 10,000 doses will be arriving today, with more doses arriving next Monday, and every Monday after that, until all 500,000 doses would have made it to Malta.


The aircraft left Belgium earlier today and it will soon be arriving at Malta International Airport where the AFM will handle the transportation of the consignment.

Malta’s Prime Minister Robert Abela, Deputy Prime Minister Chris Fearne and The Superintendent of Public Health, Professor Charmaine Gauci are also at the Airport and will reportedly address a press conference shortly after the arrival of the consignment.

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