In a tweet this morning, European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, said that on the 27th, 28th, 29th December, vaccination will start across the EU, following her similar announcement in the European Parliament yesterday, where she stated that as the EU has been united through the pandemic, “we will get out of it together, and united.”
It's Europe's moment.
On 27, 28 and 29 December vaccination will start across the EU.
— Ursula von der Leyen (@vonderleyen) December 17, 2020
“To end the pandemic, we need up to 70% of the population vaccinated. This is a huge task. So let’s start rapidly with the vaccination together, as 27, on the same day,” von der Leyen said yesterday.
Meanwhile, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health Chris Fearne said that as soon as the vaccine is approved, it will be then leaving from Belgium, making its way to Malta. During the transit period, those eligible for the first rollout of the vaccine will be sent their appointment details.
Fearne confirmed that the rollout of the vaccine in Malta will start as from the 27th December.