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Malta is the first EU country to offer vaccine to all adults

Vaccine registrations were opened to all those aged 16 and over last night, making Malta the very first country within Europe to open up its vaccine registrations to the entire adult population.

Addressing the weekly press briefing just last week, superintendent of public health Charmaine Gauci announced the opening of the registration to all those who are 16+. As per the advice of the international health authorities, people aged between 16 and 17 will be administered the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines.

Gauci went on to reassure the public that Malta has enough vaccines in stock, to be able to administer the booster shot to the entirety of the population and that the jabs will be offered when the European Medicines Authority (EMA) gives the go-ahead.

As it stands, the COVID-19 positivity rate has fallen to 0.2%, whole the seven-day moving average stands at 6. In addition, there have been no COVID-19-related death reports for the last 10 days in a row.