Malawi Incinerates Expired AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccines

Malawi Incinerates Expired AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccines

Malawi health authorities burned about 19,610 outdated AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine doses yesterday.

Recently, the uptake of the vaccines in the country has been low. They had done the incineration to prove to the people the availability of only safe vaccines in clinics and to encourage people to turn up for more vaccination.

Thousands of expired AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines, burning in an incinerator in Malawi.

Khumbize Chiponda, the Health Minister, said no one should be worried that there aren’t enough vaccines to be distributed.

She emphasized that they would continue to “get more until we (Malawi) reach our target which is having at least 11 million Malawians getting the AstraZeneca vaccine.”

As a country, Malawi is showing great commitment to ensuring that Covid-19 is effectively and ethically controlled.

By Elijah Christopher

Elijah Christopher

Elijah Christopher is a journalist at A New Touch Of Africa, is also a creative writer, a poet, and an IT enthusiast. He contributed to the collaborative poem written in celebration of Edwin Morgan Centenary, the first Glasgow poet laureate and Scottish national poet from the University of Glasgow. He loves meeting people and learning about new places, cultures, events, and lifestyles.

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