Updated 9.50am, adds information on walk-in clinics

A mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be set up and visiting different locations in the coming days, Health Minister Chris Fearne announced on Twitter.

The initiative is the country’s latest attempt at encouraging the population to get the jab.

More than 80% of the population is now fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and two-thirds of children aged 12 to 15 have been administered a first dose of the jab.

Where will the mobile vaccination clinic visit?

The minister, who is self-isolating after coming into contact with a person who tested positive, said the clinic will be in Mosta on Monday, in Żejtun on July 21, and in St Julian’s on July 23. No appointment is necessary.

According to new regulations announced on Friday, travellers will, from Wednesday, not be allowed into Malta unless they are fully vaccinated.

The European Union has raised concerns about the ban, saying it may be discriminatory.

Walk-in clinics

In a statement later, the government said that as from Monday, unvaccinated residents can get the jab without the need for an appointment from Gateway Hall at the University, Mondays to Saturdays between 8.30am and 3pm and from the Gozo Conference & Expo Centre , Mondays to Fridays, between 8.30am and 3pm.

Those turning up for a vaccine should present their Identity Card or another identification document together with proof that one is resident in Malta. Such proof can be a water and electricity bill, a rental agreement or a job contract.

Children younger than 16 that are to be vaccinated without an appointment should present an identification document and should be accompanied by a parent who can consent to the vaccine.

 

 

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