Malta’s rugby clubs and a number of student organisations have come together in a joint initiative to encourage youths to get vaccinated against Covid-19.
The social media initiative titled #GetVaccinated, which was spearheaded by the University of Malta’s rugby union team UM Wolves RFC, sees a total of five rugby union clubs and 15 University student organisations come together with one aim: to encourage youths to get vaccinated.
The initiative kicked off today, the same day when registration for the vaccine opens up to all those between the ages of 16 and 29, with all organisations and clubs taking part widely sharing the message to #GetVaccinated.
Malta has recently taken over Israel in the vaccination race. Israel’s vaccination programme has stalled at a critical moment and one of the reasons is due to vaccination hesitancy in younger age groups. This is a scenario that we do not wish to see repeat itself in Malta.
Even with the herd immunity target so close, and the number of cases at lows not seen in some 10 months, we cannot stop now – and that’s why we are urging youths to take up the possibility to get vaccinated.
Extensive vaccination is the only way that we are going to emerge strongly from this pandemic, and we all need to do our part to achieve the return for normality that we all no doubt desperately want.
We cannot not mention the incredible work of Malta’s healthcare staff, who are now administering an average of 7,000 vaccine doses per day – while the wheels on the country’s health system keep on turning regardless.
They are our heroes, and they have given us everything for over 14 months.
Now, it’s time for us to do our small part. That’s why we have come together in this appeal: let’s all do our part to end this pandemic, and let’s get vaccinated.
This statement is signed by UM Wolves RFC, Kavallieri RFC, Falcons RFC, Overseas RUFC, Stompers RFC, Malta Health Students Association (MHSA), JEF Malta, Insite Malta, Betapsi Malta, Criminology Students’ Association (CSA), European Students Organisation (ESO), Malta University Sports Club (MUSC), UM Rowing Club, Malta University Historical Society (MUHS), Studenti Harsien Socjali (SHS), Junior Chamber of Advocates Malta (JCA), Studenti Demokristjani Maltin (SDM), University Engineering Students’ Association (UESA), S-Cubed, and The Third Eye Malta.