According to statements made this week by both Chris Fearne as well as the Prime Minister, the Covid-19 vaccine is expected to be available in Malta next January.

The Prime Minister also added that he is hoping for the vaccine to arrive in Malta at the beginning of January, however it will all depend on the authorisation process of the vaccine to be certified safe and effective.

He also confirmed that the vaccine is not going to be obligatory, however he is encouraging everyone to take it as there will be enough doses for the whole population.

Front-liners, the elderly and the vulnerable will be the first to take the vaccine.

It is also said that Malta will be among the first EU countries to receive the vaccine after the European Commission’s sealed deals with pharmaceutical companies developing a COVID-19 vaccine including Pfizer, Johnson and Johnson, AstraZeneca and Moderna.