Covid-19 patients to wait for 6 months to be vaccinated

The Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19 has advised people who were once diagnosed with Covid-19 that they should wait for at least six months to get vaccinated.

According to co-chairperson of the Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19, Dr Wilfred Nkhoma, it is important to wait for such period in order for the body to effectively work in accordance with the vaccine.

“Those may have suffered Covid-19 before we generally advise that such people would wait for at least usually about six months before they can get the vaccine,” said Dr Nkhoma.

He added that breastfeeding and pregnant mothers are also advised to take the jab.

The co-chairperson has also advised people in the country not to relax the preventive measures during the Easter holiday.

“We are going towards Easter, events like these are super spreaders of the infection, please remember that limitations that were applied are still in operation.

“We should limit the number of people meeting, wash our hands, put on a mask and we should not allow the Easter celebrations to be a herald for an increased number of cases,” Nkhoma said.

So over 100, 000 people have so far been inoculated with the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.

Malawi has, for the past week, received 100, 000 extra doses of AstraZeneca Vaccine.

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