The Malawi government has said it will destroy more than 16,000 Covid-19 vaccines that have expired.
This was disclosed by the nation’s Chief of Health Services, Charles Mwansambo.
TOS gathered that the vaccines were part of the 102,000 doses sent by the African Union (AU) three weeks ago.
“We have used most of the vaccines sent by the AU. On Tuesday, when they expired, there were only 16,400 left that had not been used, which will now be destroyed and thrown away” Mwansambo said.
Malawi has received 530,000 doses through the Covax global initiative, the AU and the Indian government so far since the pandemic.
The health ministry reported that 300,000 people have been vaccinated and hopes to reach 11 million people so as to be adequately protected from the coronavirus disease.