Civil Servants have been warned not to relax in observing Covid-19 prevention and control measures because they have received second dose of the vaccine.

Deputy Secretary to the President and Cabinet, Dr. Janet Banda gave the advice on Monday during the start of the administration of second dose of Covid-19 vaccinations for Civil servants at Capital Hill in Lilongwe.

She said these vaccines are an additional tool in the prevention and control of Covid-19 and are not meant to replace the other control measures of the pandemic therefore the second dose should encourage Civil servants to intensify their quest to reduce the further spread of the diseases.

“Reports, we are getting from the WHO are that some of our neighbouring countries are now reporting increasing numbers of Covid-19 cases to the levels that they are talking about a possible third wave. So, let us continue working hard and we should not relax,” she said.

Secretary for Health, Dr Charles Mwansambo said Civil servants should make use of the second round of Covid-19 vaccination to be vaccinated.

He added that by vaccinating themselves, they are contributing to the fight against the pandemic and there was need to take all two doses of the vaccine.

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