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NAC urges people living with HIV/Aids to be vaccinated

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Those who are HIV positive should be vaccinated by all means because we know that they will suffer severe health outcomes if they get COVID-19,” NAC chief executive officer Bernard Madzima said.“

BY VANESSA GONYE

The National Aids Council (NAC) has said it will continue to provide services to its members, urging people living with HIV/Aids to be vaccinated.

“Those who are HIV positive should be vaccinated by all means because we know that they will suffer severe health outcomes if they get COVID-19,” NAC chief executive officer Bernard Madzima said.

“We are urging them to adhere to the lockdown conditions that have been set.”

Madzima said the HIV/Aids sector would continue to offer services during the extended lockdown period.

NAC welcomed the COVID-19 level four lockdown extension saying the measures would prevent the further spread of virulent variants of the respiratory disease which would come at a cost to people living with HIV/Aids.

“We have learnt how to innovate, learnt how to make sure that we continue to offer services in a safe manner because we don’t want to separate COVID-19 programmes from any other health programmes.”

Health ministry COVID-19 statistics on Monday revealed that the country recorded 526 new infections and 19 deaths.

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