COVID-19: Moderna vaccine arrives in Malta

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Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The first delivery of Moderna anti-covid vaccine arrived late n Sunday evening, four days after the European Medicines Agency (EMA) gave the green light.

Malta is amongst the first countries that received the first consignment of the Moderna vaccine.

Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Chris Fearne announced this on Sunday during a political event in Mellieħa. The Minister said that 85% of countries around the world are still without a vaccine.

The vaccines bought from Moderna and Pfizer-BioNtech will give the possibility to jab all vulnerable people until May and for Herd immunity to be reached by the beginning of Summer.

The Moderna vaccine arrived from Brussels on an Air Malta flight, KM423.

Air Malta flight KM423 from Brussels to Malta transports the first shipment of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to the Islands. 🇲🇹

Posted by Air Malta on Sunday, January 10, 2021

In a statement Air Malta said that more consignments are expected in the coming weeks and that over the last few months Air Malta has been preparing to carry such consignments by getting the necessary certifications and updating its operational processes and procedures. Such changes have also enabled the Airline to use the passengers’ cabin to carry humanitarian and medical equipment and supplies in an expedited but safe manner thus maximising capacity of the Airline’s fleet.

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