Watch: Elderly over 85 in residential care start receiving vaccine

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The Minister for the Elderly Michael Farrugia said that the plans are that by the end of March, all elderly in care homes would have received the anti-Covid vaccine.

The Hon. Farrugia, was following the first elderly being jabbed at the Mellieħa home via skype. According to the roll-out plan, the first to receive the vaccine will be elderly over 85 years of age and the frontliners.

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The process for the vaccination of 4,400 elderly in the 37 care homes around Malta commenced on New Year’s Day. The first vaccinations were given at St. Vincent de Paul residential facilities. According to the Ministry, 70 persons are being jabbed daily.

94-year-old Mary Pizzuto, a resident at the home, was the first to receive the jab in this phase of the national vaccine roll-out plan.

Dr Farrugia said that the authorities are aware of the risk of side effects and will be pairing the residents with the frontliners from the same wards.