Malawi COVAX vaccine roll-out news

 

15 April 2021

ARTICLE

No VIP treatment: Malawi aims for an equitable COVID-19 vaccine roll-out

Since the first consignment of COVAX doses arrived in Malawi in mid-March, vaccination centres like Chileka Health Centre, just outside Blantyre, have recorded enthusiastic turn-out.

By Josephine Chinele

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22 March 2021

ARTICLE

The path to normalcy- COVID-19 vaccine roll out in Malawi

“It hurts to see people die after doing everything you could to save them. It hurts to also know that the power to save them is not in your hands. I think this vaccine is that power which will help us save lives. I am not only relieved but empowered to do more,” said nurse Helen after getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

@ UNICEF Malawi/2021/Thoko Chikondi
Leading by example: Malawi's President gets the COVID-19 vaccine

@ UNICEF Malawi/2021/Thoko Chikondi – Leading by example: Malawi's President gets the COVID-19 vaccine
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5 March 2021

360,000 doses of COVAX vaccine arrive in Malawi

Credit: UNICEF Malawi

Credit: UNICEF Malawi.
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The COVAX Facility shipped 360,000 doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine from Serum Institute of India from Mumbai, India, to Lilongwe, Malawi. The delivery is part of a first wave of arrivals in Africa, and the first tranche of allocations for Malawi, that will continue in the coming months and year through the COVAX Facility.

The Government of the Republic of Malawi has also received 360,000 bundled syringes and 3,625 safety boxes for safe disposal of syringes for COVID 19 vaccination through the COVAX Facility. An additional 2.1 million syringes and 21,600 safety boxes have been dispatched by sea for Malawi arriving mid-March.


*SII-AstraZeneca (COVISHIELD) vaccine, licensed and manufactured by Serum Institute of India

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