Dr Chilima was speaking Thursday in Mzuzu after presiding over the rollout of the vaccine and receiving his first dose.
The Veep said it is sad to note that some people are spreading fake information about the COVID-19 vaccine.
“I call upon the media, the clergy and other stakeholders in the country to help in civic educating the masses about the importance of the vaccine. It is safe and effective, ” said the Vice President.
He then urged all people in the country to continue following all the precautionary measures saying the war against the pandemic is not yet over.
Among people who received the first doses of the vaccine during the function are Deputy Minister of Health, Chrissie Kalamula Kanyasho, Inkosi Ya Makhosi M'mbelwa V and General Secretary of the CCAP Synod of Livingstonia, Rev William Tembo, who asked all Malawians to get the COVID-19 vaccination.
“Let it be known to everyone that It is not true that this vaccine has anything to do with satanism," said Reverend Tembo.
Earlier in the day, the Vice President inspected the progress of Mzuzu COVID-19 Field Hospital. currently, it is under construction and is expected to be completed in three months time.