14 GVHs Support AstraZeneca Vaccination
14 Group Village Heads under Traditional Authority Mkhumba in Phalombe have agreed to get vaccinated once administration of the Covid-19 jab resumes.
Group Village Head Chimenya has told Zodiak Online Friday that information for the vaccine was sketchy, a development that forced chiefs and their subjects not get vaccinated.
Chimenya says health authorities just sent letters to the chiefs telling them that they should go to designated sites to get the vaccine.
“Some days ago, chiefs agreed to get vaccinated once administration of the vaccine resumes,” said Chimenya.
Chimenya has attributed the development to massive sensitization meetings government and players in the health sector have been conducting in the area.
Meanwhile, spokesperson for Phalombe district health office, Daniel Chilomo has hailed the chiefs for the decision.
He said; “spreading of fake news on social media affected dissemination of Covid-19 vaccine and has urged people in the district to disregard such news”
He has since challenged chiefs to organize their subjects once administration of Covid-19 resumes so that they can get the vaccine in their respective areas.