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Malawi media called upon to ramp up support for Covid 19 vaccination campaign, as country battles fourth wave

As the country battles the fourth wave of Covid 19 exacerbated by Omicron, the Malawi media have been called upon to ramp up support for the sensitization of the masses in getting vaccinated.

 
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 Members of the media interviewing Chisala (in a Malawi Red Cross Jacket)

MALAWI: As the country battles the fourth wave of Covid 19 exacerbated by Omicron, the Malawi media have been called upon to ramp up support for the sensitization of the masses in getting vaccinated.

The call was made by officials from both the Ministry of Health and the Malawi Red Cross Society on Monday during a media orientation on Covid 19 Vaccination Best Reporting Practices in Dowa.

Among other things, journalists who attended the one-day workshop were also urged to fight against both misinformation and disinformation that is said to be causing vaccination hesitancy among the population, despite the pandemic wreaking havoc in the country.

On COVID-19 vaccination, a total of 1,745,048 vaccine doses have been administered in the country so far.

Cumulatively 1,072,229 and 388,978 people have received the first dose and the second dose of AstraZeneca vaccine respectively whilst 283,841 have received Johnson and Johnson.

Cumulatively, 672,819 people are fully vaccinated in Malawi.

Malawi Red Cross Director of Programmes, Prisca Chisala, explains to journalists the whole essence of the workshop.

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