Malawi will receive the first consignment of AstraZeneca vaccine today, with Ministry of Health (MoH) officials indicating that it will take them five days to distribute vaccine doses across the country in readiness for vaccination roll-out campaign.
The arrival of 360,000 doses follows the coming in of 360,000 syringes and 3,625 safety boxes that arrived in the country five days ago.
According to information at hand, the plane carrying the AstraZeneca vaccine will land at Kamuzu International Airport in the capital Lilongwe at 4pm.
It is reported that President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera and his Vice Dr. Saulos Chilima will be the first to receive the vaccine followed by Cabinet Ministers and other government officials.
Other people on the list are frontline health workers, teachers and others.
Meanwhile many Malawians are against the vaccine.