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In the context of a second murderous wave, the Madagascan president met with the Madagascan National Academy of Medicine on Thursday. Andry Rajoelina finally agreed to give the green light in principle for an anti-Covid vaccination on the Big Island. The Minister of Health has therefore officially made a request to the Vaccine Alliance for Low and Middle Income Countries, Gavi, to facilitate the Covax device. </p><div> <p><em>With our correspondent in Antananarivo, </em> <strong>Laure Verneau</strong>
« The epidemiological evolution, the appearance of new variants and the risk benefit analysis linked to vaccines have led us to express our desire to officially register for the Covax mechanism », Writes the Malagasy Minister of Health.
A turnaround that completes the publication of a press release from the presidency, Thursday, March 25, following a meeting with Anamem, the National Academy of Medicine of Madagascar. A press release which records the use of vaccines for the country. “ We will identify and use vaccines that can counter the coronavirus variant », It is written.
The Head of State had however explained, in his speech, to be in the phase of observation vis-à-vis vaccines which would cause, in his words, many side effects.
For the perpetual secretary of the Academy, Dr Andriantsoa “ it’s a green light and already a step forward. » « We have proposed the strategy and the government will put it in place. »
Anamem had already advocated vaccination as a solution to cope with the second wave of coronavirus two days before theintervention by Andry Rajoelina on national television.
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