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Malawi is destroying thousands of vaccines, here's why

April 15, 2021, 6:55:04 PM

Malawi is destroying thousands of vaccines, here's why

The Health Minister said on Wednesday that more than 16,000 doses of the vaccine have reached their expiration date and will be destroyed in Malawi after their arrival in the South African country three weeks ago.


According to the minister, since the first vaccinations in March, Malawi has vaccinated just 300,000 out of the targeted 11 million, with an aim of "adequately protecting" about 60% of the population.


Charles Mwansambo told AFP that about 16,400 of the 102,000 doses sent by the African Union (AU) were not used on Tuesday and and had expired.


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