11 Million People To Access Covid-19 Vaccine In Malawi by 2022, Government

Government targets to at least give 11 million people access to the Covid-19 vaccine by 2022.

Ministry of Health Spokesperson Adrian Chikumbe says this will represent 60 percent of Malawi's population which is in line with a directive from the World Health Organization for its member countries to achieve by December next year.

`` We will use the media, faith groups, and other establishments that can help to mobilize those that have not received the Covid-19 vaccine to access the service, said Chikumbe.

As of Saturday, the 31 of July, at least 139,000 had received both doses of the Covid-19 AstraZeneca vaccine. But a total of 595, 000 doses have been administered in the country.

Health commentator, Maziko Matemba has told us in an interview that this is achievable with the current demand for the vaccine but needs investment massive investment.

Says Matamba, it is encouraging that most people are now willing to access the vaccine and this projection is possible.”

Malawi has been administering the AstraZeneca vaccine but this Friday, it will receive 302,400 doses of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine which requires only one jab.

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Last modified on Wednesday, 04/08/2021

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