Monaco started a programme of vaccination against coronavirus at the very end of December, with the inoculation of several hundred care home residents, and now the scheme will be extended.

From Monday, January 11, the programme will be widened to the 65-74 year-old age group, according to Kristel Malgherini of the department of Health and Social Affairs, speaking on Tuesday, January 5. Also included in this category will be those at particular risk. The Leo Ferre Centre will be put to use, she said.

To date Monaco has received vaccines from Pfizer/BioNTech, but Monaco is also in talks to obtain both the Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines.

Inoculations will be free of charge and voluntary and residents can expect to receive an invitation to attend the Leo Ferre Centre for their jabs.

PHOTO: Kristel Malgherini