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Everyone over 16 to be fully vaccinated by end July

According to the latest data released by the health authorities, the fully vaccinated account for 54% of those aged 16+ by last Sunday.

If our calculations are correct, therefore, if the same rate of vaccinations is maintained, we could be looking at having all those above 16 being fully vaccinated by the end of next month.

The latest available data shows that by Sunday 6 June, 235,133 people received their second vaccine dose of AstraZeneca, Pfizer BioNTech or Moderna, or their single shot of Johnson & Johnson. What’s more, towards the start of July, the health authorities will be inviting children aged between 12 and 15 to get vaccinated, too.

Those who are fully vaccinated can download their vaccine certificate after two weeks have lapsed since their second dose.

On Monday, Malta registered no new cases of COVID-19, for the first time in 11 months, as the authorities appealed for caution and discipline to be maintained. Restrictive measures continued being lifted as of yesterday, as restaurants can now sit six on a table, and cinemas, theatres and bars reopened their doors.

At the same time, Malta was removed from the high-risk category by Spain, which means that travelling between the two countries will be a much easier process and those returning from Spain to Malta, will not require a COVID-19 swab test.