WHO praised Malta over COVID-19 vaccine logistics

Airplane delivering Covid-19 vaccine

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The Head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Europe, Hans Kluge, praised Malta for the way logistics have been handled in relation with the anti-Covid vaccine.

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Kluge, wrote to Deputy Prime Minister Chris Fearne, congratulating Malta for managing to secure the amounts of vaccines. Moreover, he said he was impressed with the rapid delivery agreement reached with the supplier.

Malta was on the forefront to pave the way for the joint European purchase of medicines said the WHO Europe Head. He claimed that discussions were initiated during the Maltese Presidency of the European Union back in 2017. The European Medicines Agency approved the Pfizer vaccine on 21 December. The first batch of vaccines arrived yesterday. Further stocks are expected to arrive tomorrow, December 28.

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