Mission Rabies to vaccinate over 25,000 dogs – Capital Radio Malawi
23 May, 2024

Mission Rabies to vaccinate over 25,000 dogs

McDermott: We will manage

Over 25,000 dogs across the country are expected to be vaccinated in the next five weekends during a vaccination exercise that Mission Rabies Malawi has embarked on.

According to country director for Malawian operations for Mission Rabies, Inga McDermott, the campaign is meant to vaccinate dogs in Blantyre, Mwanza, Chiradzulu, Neno and Chikwawa among other districts.

“We are hoping to vaccinate 25,000 dogs in the region and we believe we will manage it having managed to meet our targets for the past ten years. After we have done our vaccination campaign, we then send what we call post-vaccination surveyors out, to assess how many of the dogs we have managed to reach and vaccinate,” she said.

McDermott has since urged members of the general public to vaccinate their dogs while at the same time stressing that the vaccination services are free of charge.

The campaign started in Blantyre on Saturday with 87 vaccination points set across the city and district.

Mission Rabies started operating in Malawi in the vaccination of dogs since 2015.

In addition to its vaccination initiatives, Mission Rabies provides medical treatment to sick dogs, prioritizing their welfare and promoting optimal health outcomes to ensure their longevity and well-being.

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