We will be able to get free vaccine shots from our family doctor and not just the government health centres within the next few weeks. This has been announced by Health Minister Chris Fearne.

Although at present it seems that most Maltese parents still vaccinate their children, it has been reported that a small percentage have missed their vaccinations for one reason or another.

In a bid to try to make the process easier for parents and guardians, steps have been taken so that family doctors are given the faculty to pick up the free vaccinations which are available at health centres and provide the vaccines to their patients at their homes.

This is also being done He said that it will add onto those 3 to 4% of the population who are not vaccinating, noting that a full announcement on the initiative will be made in the coming weeks.