Donors give Malawi 1.5 million Covid-19 vaccines which Chakwera announced

The doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to vaccinate 20% of Malawi population which President Lazarus Chakwera mentioned last Sunday is a donation courtesy of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance under the Covax Global Vaccines Facility, British High Commission says.

British High Commissioner David Beer interacts with Lilongwe City CEO John Chome during clean the city exercises: Malawi set to benefit vaccines from donor support -Pic by Roy Nkosi

In a statement released in Wednesday, British High Commissioner  David Beer said Malawi is among first beneficiary countries to receive  vaccines whose global roll-out is due to start this month.

He said Malawi will received 1 476 000 doses of  the AZD1222 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca, a British-Swedish pharmaceutical in partnership with Oxford University.

“Covid- 19 is a global pandemic that needs global cooperation for a solution.,” said Beer.

He added: “ No country is safe until the virus is under control everywhere. This is why the UK is  proud to stand with Malawi and other countries  so that those who need vaccines can get them.”

Beer said through Covax, to which the UK has committed over half a billion pounds, “Malawi is due to receive almost one and half million doses that can protect frontline workers and the most vulnerable, and to start to bring the pandemic under control.”

President Chakwera announced that the first consignment of the vaccine doses was set to arrive at the end of February for about 3.8 million people.

Front-line workers, the elderly, and those with underlying conditions will be prioritized for the jabs, Chakwera told the nation has also said in a statement “Malawi urgently needs access to vaccination – which unfortunately is unlikely to happen before April 2021, and even then, only for a portion of its people. By that time, the pandemic might have already peaked, and killed many who could have been protected by vaccination.”

Chakwera said the jabs will be administered starting next month.

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nyasatimes bubu
nyasatimes bubu
2 months ago

When they say Africa is a shit hole its actually true. But malawi is the Asshole of the shit. Shown by the comments here of ignorant mbuzi like wakwiya cadet about a vaccine which the she or he doesnt know about. I pray that Malawi goes up in Flames it claims to be. I really do. So it can clean up all the gorilla dna present and make a way for the Mzungu and better races. Hope this vaccine kills all of you

phade
phade
2 months ago

kodi maiko omwe alandilisa anthu awo vaccine wambiri corona akuchepa?

O Phiri
O Phiri
2 months ago

Kodi abwana ku Tanzania ankakatani?

Wiseup
Wiseup
2 months ago
Reply to  O Phiri

Ndipo inu tandifunsiranikonidi.

guest
guest
2 months ago
Reply to  O Phiri

mafunso enawanso, njalatu iyi

Wakwiya ndi kadeti
2 months ago

Welcome. We have survived through vaccines that eradicated polio, small pox, measles etc. Some idiots don’t want to be vaccinated. Employers will demand that their employees get vaccinated to avoid funeral costs and sick leave. Viruses have no cure and the only solution is a vaccine.

John chidongo
2 months ago

Eeee sitimanena ife kuti awa sanagule vaccine koma akunena ngati boma ndi limene lagula vaccine ku South Africa amanena chili chonse mmene zikuyendera. Timva kale izi koma inu anyasa times kumati patsa ti minus 11. Kosonyeza kuti ma comments anthuwo alibe ntchito sakugwira moyo. Zonse zimene amati boma lapereka sizoona ndi ma Donation kuti akuti tiziti boma ili likuganizira anthu. Kupatula mwina akupanga Abida Mia zikutulukadi mthumba mwake.

Ngalamayi
Ngalamayi
2 months ago

Such good news, especially that frontline health workers will be among the first to receive something already given to more than 10 million Brits. Now there is hope.

Tonse Tikandira
Tonse Tikandira
2 months ago

Be clear Mtolankhani!!! Chakwera announced 3.8 million vaccine jabs, donors have given 1.5 million vaccine jabs to Malawi. This means 2.3 million vaccine jabs have been purchased by the Tonse government. What a caring government.

Mulopwana
2 months ago

I had the same question. 3.8million to be vaxcinated against 1.5 dosages which i hear r to be repeated meaning .75 m dosage. HOW?

Mpakateni
2 months ago

You will be disappointed that he meant the vaccine donated by GAVI. Do you still trust politicians? There will be a thousand plus of excuses to get the remaining vaccines as long as we get 1,5m chapter closed. The same old stroty continues where one President said I never promised to nuy each of you a pair of shoes, I wouldn’t know your sizes.

Ndafera Nkhande
Ndafera Nkhande
2 months ago

Apa a Nyasa Times mwatisokoneza.Kodi mufuna kunena kuti boma silidagule mankhwala monga o pulizidenti omanenera?Komanso mukuti ma dozi amene akunena nkulu wa kwa azunguyu ndi mita imodzi ndi theka basi?Apa tiunikireni chifukwa sitifuna za mmaluwa.Ayi ndipovuta kuti munthu olemera ngati ali andale athuwa kuti akalowe ku chanya ndi mabodza amenewa.Jesus come soon to save those who trust in you and not money.

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