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GOVT. CAUTIONS WITH COVID VACCINE PROCUREMENT – HEALTH MINISTER

THE government is taking a conscious approach in the procurement of the coronavirus vaccines, says Health Minister Jonas Chanda.

Dr Chanda also disclosed that government is cautious with which COVID-19 vaccine it should bring in the country.

“The medicine to be acquired has to meet three criteria of effectiveness, safe and logistically,” he said.

Dr Chanda added that the government wants to procure a vaccine that will work effectively on the variant in the country.

And the Minister has also called on people to have confidence in the COVID-19 vaccine before it is procured and brought into the country.

“With the COVID-19 vaccine, you have to give confidence to the people. If you rush to bring a vaccine and people have no confidence in it, no one will take it. People need to know the manufacturer and where it is coming from” Dr Chanda pointed out.

The Minister stressed that he is very confident that by the time the vaccine will be brought in the country, the response by the people will be very good as they will not have any suspicions about it.

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