MZUZU (Malawi News Agency) – Ngoni Paramount Chief M’mbelwa V of Mzimba has advised his subjects to go for Coronavirus Vaccine which rolled out last Thursday with the State President, Lazarus Chakwera and his vice, Saulos Chilima being the first to receive the jabs.
Currently, the vaccine (AstraZeneca) is limited to selected categories of people and M’mbelwa called on people in Mzimba District to be in the forefront to undergo the jabs when government fully rolls out the vaccine to everyone.
He was speaking on Thursday in Mzuzu when the vaccine was rolled out in the Northern Region. The paramount chief was among the few people who got vaccinated against COVID-19.
“I ask all people in Mzimba District to seriously consider, without hesitation, going for this vaccine as it is one of the most realistic ways of fighting this pandemic.
“By taking this vaccine, I believe one is taking a part in the fight against the pandemic which has affected all aspects of life,” said the Ngoni Chief.
“As you can see today, I have personally received a jab of this vaccine and I have not experienced any side effect of the vaccine. This counteracts the vaccine’s misinformation and misconceptions making rounds outside there,” he said.
Church of Central African Presbytery (CCAP) Livingstonia Synod General Secretary, Reverend William Tembo concurred with M’mbelwa and urged all congregants of different religions to go for the vaccine.
“Since the advent of COVID-19 in and outside the country, life has not been the same even in our churches and this is why I am urging everyone to embrace this vaccine,” said Tembo.
Chilima graced the launch of the vaccine rollout at Mzuzu Central Hospital.