Chilima gets his jab,  says Malawians should not listen to ‘devil worshipers’ on vaccine

State Vice President Saulos Chilima  received a dose of the coronavirus vaccine in Muzu on Thursday as part of a growing effort to convince the public that inoculations are safe.

Chilima braved the heavy rains at the Mzuzu Central hospital
Chilima received a dose of the coronavirus vaccine
Chilima received a dose of the coronavirus vaccine
Chilima has received the first of two doses of the vaccine

Chilima braved the heavy rains at the Mzuzu Central hospital where he also  inspected a field facility for Covid-19 being constructed at the facility.

He took a dose of the AstraZaneca vaccine when he rolled the left  short sleeve of his golf shirt before the needle was inserted into his left arm.

Chilima told the medical officer who administered the dose: “Go ahead when you’re ready.”

He emphasised the safety of the vaccine, calling on Malawians to get their doses, saying  they should not listen to ‘Devil Worshipers.’

Said  Chilima: “At a time when globally there are rumours and disinformation about Covid-19 vaccination, it is indeed important that the President and myself take lead in being the first ones to be vaccinated today.

” It is the expectation of His Excellency the President that the example we have shown today by being the first to take the vaccine, will inspire many Malawians to do the same especially when it is rolled out at a larger scale very soon. Therefore, the point that the President and myself are emphasising today is that the vaccine is safe and you too must take it.”

Chilima adds that the COVAX facility will assist Malawi  with 20% of COVID-19 vaccines, this means they will reach out to  over 3.8 million people.

He disclosed that the  shipment of the vaccines will be in phases.

“In the initial phase COVAX has approved more than 1.47 million doses to be shipped to Malawi between now and May 2021.

” In addition to the vaccines from the COVAX Facility, we are also expecting 50,000 doses from the Government of India and 99,833 doses from MTN International Limited through the African Union. The African Union has recommended that countries in Africa should aim for vaccination coverage of above 60%.”

Chilima  also said the  Ministry of Health has installed extra cold rooms for the storage of vaccines with assistance from Unicef.

“So far Malawi has 861 vaccination sites across the country and they will all be utilized during this exercise. New solar direct drive fridges have also been installed and are functional,” he said.

He urged people to continue observing preventive measures to keep the new infection rate down.

“Let me emphasise that it is important for us as a country and as a people, to always remember and remind each other, that taking the vaccine does not mean the end of the pandemic.

” As a Government we will continue to work with the World Health Organization (WHO) in monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic at national and global levels.”

The first group to get the jabs comprises health workers, police, immigration, Malawi Defence Force, teachers, prison warders, prisoners,  journalists, those above 60 and people with underlying conditions.

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Ulemu Banda
Ulemu Banda
4 months ago

Well done SKC.

Nenani
Nenani
4 months ago

will also do it after we see that it has no effect on you

Tingo
4 months ago
Reply to  Nenani

& we need to wait after 10 years from then we will have ours

yudas
yudas
4 months ago

how are we sure that its Astrazenecia? if not water

Team pedegu
4 months ago

Chakwera and baby chilima promised us 1 million jobs and bullet trains but not delivered. How sure are you that what they are saying about Astrazeneca is true? Asiyeni abayitse, if their blood clots zawo zimenezi. After all we really don’t need these greedy Tonse politicians. Koma please don’t give this stupid vaccine to APM. If he wants, APM will buy his brand of vaccine osati matope a Astrazeneca wa.

HUU
HUU
4 months ago

Ajezela yesterday said that this vaccine can course blood clots and one person died. Mr VP Should we say that Ajezela reporters are Devil worshipers

Davan
Davan
4 months ago

Poor Malawi being used as a trial ground

Shady
4 months ago

The goodness it’s not it’s not by force that’s why VP he takes time to be vaccinated amayiwelenga tili Kaye Ku ma stand.why South Africa giv this vaccine red card ?.

Last edited 4 months ago by Shady
Kuduhunter
Kuduhunter
4 months ago

Alot of countries have received the oxford astrazaneca even the majority of UK citizens have got that , better to have that than none at all
And there is the question of affordability for our country can we afford the expensive vaccines ??
Oxford / astrazeneca £1.68
Johnson £6.30
Gsk €7.68
Pfizer €12
Curevac €10
Moderna €18

Bauleni
Bauleni
4 months ago
Reply to  Kuduhunter

Most of the vaccines are donations. At best we are only paying for costs of shipping

Mzeedi
Mzeedi
4 months ago

Gotani hara the speaker of Parliament didn’t need the vaccine to survive. Any healthy body is very much capable of dealing with the virus. Those who don’t believe in vaccine should not be labelled as devil worshipers I think thats very careless coming from deputy head of state. Shame!

Bauleni
Bauleni
4 months ago
Reply to  Mzeedi

Go to area 18 cemetery and tell your nonsense to the dead and fallen

Msipi
Msipi
4 months ago
Reply to  Bauleni

Mutu mwako mamina okhaokha

Kambewa Ngozo
4 months ago
Reply to  Mzeedi

Foseki
Those who claim to be healthy may not die of Covid-19 when infected but they will pass the infection to other people

Lajabu
Lajabu
4 months ago

Are there any more Malawians who still believe this pompous fool and liar?

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