WHO assures Oxford-AstraZeneca covid-19 is safe to use in Malawi

Global health regulators, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has made an emphatic assurance that the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine that Malawi has  chosen is very safe for use.

Malawi to roll out vaccine

Speaking in Lilongwe during the Covid-19 update briefing, WHO country representative, Nonhlanhla Rosemary Dlamini, said Malawi should not be worried with the study that was done in South Africa that saw the country putting on hold the vaccine.

South Africa has since abandoned the vaccine for Johnson, making the Rainbow nation to be the first to use in the world.

She said that the study in South Africa was done on young energetic people with very few people participating.

Dlamini said the study has not been done on old people and those with underlying health conditions, saying if the study involved such people the outcome could have been different.

She further said it is the old and people with health conditions that are filling the treatment centres.

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braveheart
15 days ago

Proud Dustbin!

Bauleni
Bauleni
15 days ago

Fotsek wena! Hamba

Wawa
Wawa
15 days ago

Covid 19 Vaccines r safe. Put aside the nonsense. Get vaccinated, save ur life. I for one already recieved Covid 19 Vaccine twice and Im happy to say I feel great now than I did pre Vaccine. You all know how serious and real Covid is. Make a wise decision, choose Vaccine over Magulufi craziness. Life is precious; protect it!

Wakwiya ndi kadeti
15 days ago

Choose between life and death. Those who want to die can die. Those who want to live can live. Fine death will still find us but let’s prevent unnecessary deaths. I will get the vaccine. Today we have no cases of polio, small pox, leprosy etc because of the same vaccines. Do not listen to Magufuli. His people are dying. What an idiot!

Myth
Myth
15 days ago

NONSENSE!!! WHAT DOES THIS LADY WANT FROM US IN MALAWI!!! The largest population of Malawi is the young population band! What is this woman high on? This vaccine will not work here if it has failed in South Africa! We share a similar demographic composition after all!

WHO take your Chinese nonsense away please!

Mkanda Gudu
Mkanda Gudu
15 days ago

That’s a sensible thing. SA putting on hold this vaccine and subsequent announcement that they will donate to AU should be a sign that there is no problem at all. One thing that we Malawians have to know is that Johnson and Johnson affliated company that has produced the vaccine SA is going after and has started administering has a plant in Eastern Cape at Nelson Mandela Bay. SA government in it’s quest to create jobs they needed to do that. We do not have a plant and we do not have to follow everything that this regional big brother… Read more »

kanyama Chime
kanyama Chime
15 days ago



Ndafera Nkhande
Ndafera Nkhande
15 days ago

Madam Dlamini, if SA has refused to use the Oxford-astrazeneca -19 ,then the drug should not be used here in our country as well.Why should it be safe for us and unsafe for RSA?.Anyway , as a poor nation we have no choice but to receive whatever is available.In God we trust.

Zaya
Zaya
14 days ago

Chonde, chonde kumamvetsetsa zinthu before posting: At no point did RSA say the vaccine is not safe, they said it is less effective. These are two completely different things. In any case the RSA study was extremely limited: A very small sample, done on younger people and only tested for moderate disease. In any case, this would not be the first time RSA has rejected life saving remedies on flimsy grounds. Who can forget Thabo Mbeki and his rejection of AZT for AIDS? As other people have said, for us to become adults we received various jabs when we were… Read more »

Emmanuel means God is With Us.

Whichever vaccine comes some of us will get the jab. I don’t care what other say because I was not born with them and I did not know them in the my early years of my life. I just knew my mother, father, brothers and sisters. These others including my spouse came in at a later stage. My mother took me to under-five clinics for the numerous jabs I have. Who should stop me now. Pukusi la moyo sasungirana.

Mabvuto
Mabvuto
15 days ago

Kkkk yes brother thats true kufa safelana ndithu its better to have it than none, above all its not mandatory , you can’t compare malawi and South africa , lets use resources that we have

KWANTERE
KWANTERE
15 days ago

Ma Dhlamini, your country is not using this vaccine and has given it away without even trying it on the old people you are telling us and you want us to use the same vaccine. Are you giving the advice in good faith? I am sure you are in your 50s or 60s yourself. Have you taken this vaccine?

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