PRESS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE MINISTRY FOR HEALTH: Seasonal influenza vaccine

The Seasonal Influenza Vaccine for the year 2016/2017 will be available from all Health Centres from Monday 7th November. Persons over 55 years, children between 6 months and 59 months old, and persons of any age suffering from chronic diseases of the lungs, heart, liver, kidney, diabetes, and any immunodeficiency conditions, including HIV and AIDS, are eligible for free vaccination. In these cases, the Schedule V Control Card, or a recent medical certificate stating the person’s medical condition should be presented.

Priority will be given to the above persons until the 19th November. Following this date, the influenza vaccine will be available free of charge for all persons over the age of 6 months until stocks last.

Between the 7th and 19th November the Immunisation Clinics at Floriana, Mosta and Paola Health Centres will be open as follows: 10:00 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 19:00 Monday to Friday and 10:00 to 12:00 and 13:00 to 19:00 on Saturdays.

The clinics in G?ira, Rabat, Cospicua, B’Kara and Qormi Health Centres will open 10:00 to 13:00 Monday to Friday and 10:00 to 12:00 on Saturday.

From the 21st November onwards, the vaccine will be available from all Health Centres during their usual opening hours.

All persons are to present their I.D. card in order to receive the vaccine.

Parents bringing young children for vaccination should produce the Baby’s Book or Vaccination Record.

Source: Government of Malta.