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Zambia to get the first consignment of Covid-19 Vaccine on Monday

Headlines Zambia to get the first consignment of Covid-19 Vaccine on Monday

The government has announced that the first consignment of Covid-19 allocated to Zambia will arrive in the country will arrive on Monday April 12 2021.

Delivering a ministerial statement to Parliament this morning, Health Minister Dr. Jonas Chanda announced that the vaccines under the COVAX facility are scheduled to arrive in the country at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport at 14:35 hours.

He said the consignment would consist of an initial 228,000 doses of the covishield vaccine, commonly known as the Oxford AstraZeneca manufactured by the serum institute in India.

“This is only one of the vaccines in the basket approved by Cabinet, COVAX facility as I said in my Ministerial statement, will cover 20% of the eligible adult population above 18 years old, that is 3,676,791 people while the rest of the 26 percent will be covered under the other pillars under the vaccine program.” He said.

He added that administration of the vaccines would be done in accordance with the prioritization criteria as outlined in the national vaccine deployment plan to ensure that those at greatest risk receive the vaccines first.

“The first category to be considered will be frontline health workers, followed by other frontline workers performing core society functions, including the police, the security forces, teachers, traditional leaders, the clergy, immigration officers. This will be followed by those over the ages of 65 years and people with underlying conditions, those living in congregate settings and the rest of the population will also be vaccinated, including marketeers, traders, bus and truck drivers.” The Health Minister said.

He also reiterated government’s commitment to protecting the health of Zambians adding that no one who is eligible as long as they are willing and volunteering to be vaccinated will be left behind.
Dr. Chanda added that in the spirit of transparency and accountability, the media would be invited to witness the arrival of the vaccine.

“More consignments of Covid-19 vaccines are expected to follow in due course and the nation will be informed accordingly.” He said.

44 COMMENTS

  1. Meanwhile the angry upnd diasporans are still not yet vaccinated or if they have, then they have been given AstraZeneca and are full of blood clots in their Brian. Not that they would tell the difference because their brains are full of shlt anyway

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  2. 228,000 DOSES A DROP IN THE OCEAN >>>>>> AS SOME WELL SAY BEGGERS CANT BE CHOOSES
    LETS SEE THE PRESIDENT HAVE THE FIRST ONE EVEN THOUGH HE HAS ALREADY HAD

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  3. Don’t be deliberately dull baba. Mutioneselamo ku ba Bemba. That vaccine is the same one you are trashing others over. Please try to be magnanimous in your comments and views of others.

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  4. THIS CHAP WOULD NOT SURVIVE IN THE REAL WORLD WITH HIS LIES AND DECEIPT
    FORTUNATELY FOR HIM HES A BLGGER FOR THE SHEEP COMMUNITY WHO WILL FOLLOW BLINDLY EVEN OVER THE CLIFF

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  5. Hey KZ you as PF diasporan in UK will also (maybe) get Astra Zeneca, just as now will arrive in Zambia. You can’t even read the announcement can you. Not surprising, every of your two braincells is occupied with trying to overturn the August 12 defeat!

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  6. A danger to public health and a waste of public money. The first rule of the Hippocratic Oath is: First, Do No Harm.

    There is no epidemic, there is are only 20 deaths from Corona nationwide for the year – yet they want to ‘vaccinate’ 17 million people. At least it’s not the mRNA injection (I won’t even call it a ‘vaccine’), which is about The Great Reset, melding our “physical, biological and digital identities”, to use the words of Klaus Schwab. And Gates, Planned Parenthood etc. also in population control. Don’t trust it. Do not get ‘the vaccine’. You don’t need it, you’re already immune.

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  7. No corruption you are obsessed with me. It is scary. And yet if I asked you to meet me in town today so you can say those things to my face, you will chicken out. You claim i am based in diaspora because I am using a vpn which allocated UK IP address for security reasons . The funny thing is that the f00l tikki also started using the same system hence you see he has different flags everytime. This is simple technology. You must be from a very backward tribe

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  8. Just to say there has been issues with AZ for mainly under 30s relating to blood clots so i am surprised that this starts from 18 years olds. From what i have read up on this is also more prevalent in females though still being investigated, as a result most of the people in the said age range will be offered the Mordena dose instead while we await more details.

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  9. “If they have, then they have been given AstraZeneca and are full of blood clots in their Brian.” But this is exactly what yo government is bringing to Zambia with clots in their Brian (maybe brain not sure what u mean) of course. Boss dont be too bitter with people it also shows in yo language of trying to insult others u end up insulting yourself and your own government for bringing AstraZeneca vaccine. Just chill boss we r all Zambians and we need to embrace each other.

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  10. Brain brain you know what I meant ba master of English. Meanwhile RIP to prince Philip. As we speak the president’s office is drafting a condolences message to the British monarchy.

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  11. @Maybe. Please read the 4th paragraph slowly and objectively. The minister has clearly said “This is only one of the vaccines in the basket approved by Cabinet”. So how have you concluded that under 30’s will be getting the AZ vaccine?

  12. BRITISH MONARCHY ?? THE SAME MASTERS YOU KEEP CONDENMING NOW YOU WANT TO SHED FAKE TEARS
    HYPOCRITE !!!!!!!

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  13. BRITISH MONARCHY ?? THE SAME OCCUPIERS YOU KEEP CONDENMING NOW YOU WANT TO SHED FAKE TEARS
    HYPOCRITE !!!!!!!

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  14. KZ THERE WILL BE NO BYE BYE YOU DONT DESERVE THAT COURTESY
    AND FOR THE DIFFERENT FLAGS TRUE AS I RUN 2 VPN’S AND THEY ARE NOT SYNCED PROPERLY AS BEFORE
    IM PROUD OF THE ZAMBIAN FLAG BUT MY IT CHAP IS STRUGGLING TO GET IT BACK AGAIN DUE TO CONFLICT OF SOME SORTS
    TOLD YOU BEFORE WE WILL MEET HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN IN LUSAKA
    SO STOP ACTING THE BIG SHOT WITH ME YOU HAS BEEN

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  15. This @KZ is just a plant on this forum, with the purpose of spewing disgusting diatribes. That is why in the rush to respond to everything such ignorance as above, about the vaccine, are constantly made. This is a des.picable person and take them as such. They are a species struggling to make themselves relevant amongst intelligent beings on this platform. After hoodwinking the gullible elsewhere, they think they can metamorphose themselves here.

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  16. THIS IS NOT THE PLATFORM FOR THE WEAK HEARTED
    AND HOW DO YOU DEBATE ON HERE OR EVEN ON THE STREETS WITH THE SUSPRESSION BROUGHT ABOUT BY THIS GOVERNMENT
    ITS THEIR WAY OR NO WAY ……. SO IT WILL REMAIN A PLATFORM FOR CRITISM, AND HIGHLIGHTING THE ILLS AROUND US
    I TOO DONT LIKE ALL THE NASTY BLOGS ON HERE BUT THE PEOPLE PUTTING SUCH OBVIUOSLY NEED TO VENT THEIR FRUSTRATION AND ANGER
    AND WHAT BETTER PLACE THAN HERE SO ACCEPT OR MOVE ON !! ITS ONLY UP TO AUGUST THE THIS SITE WILL FADE

  17. No youth is getting AstraZeneca in Zambia. We know some of you upnd diaspora under 30 have already been inoculated with this vaccine that is why you are acting retarded on this forum. Bumbakluts blood clot

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  18. Finallly!!! At least it’s a start. But please make sure the cold supply chain is foolproof or else we shall be vaccinating people with vaccines which are no longer effective due to storage issues such as wrong temperature or contamination.

  19. Why do you even argue to reply to this moron. We all know KZ was borne from a prostitute hence he had not answered my question.

    Hence this [email protected] behaves like a trash from a garbage litter

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  20. This Serum Institute in India is one of the biggest vaccine manufacturers in the world instead of us Africans benchmarking ourselves with the Indians we are mere consumers…busy debating about nothing all day long.

  21. Scouser you are a good example of a retarded baboons a55hole, who is exhibiting the side effects of blood clot in your already empty brain. Why cant you engage my comments maturely. You motherfaka

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  22. I am sure the opposition will try to create chaos over the Covid-19 vaccine. We must not fall into HH’s trap. Help our elderly people to get the vaccine shot at the scheduled time.

  23. The government has taken the right decision to give the first slot of vaccine to elders and frontline workers. They are at a high risk to get affected by the deadly virus.

  24. When we caught in the second wave of the Covid-19, I feared because the numbers were out of control. But President Lungu’s administration did impossible things possible. Soon we can breathe freely.

  25. India has distributed the Covishield vaccine to almost 70 countries and it has already been used in their own country. So, we also must get the vaccine without any fear.

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  26. India has distributed the Covishield vaccine to almost 70 countries and it has already been used in their own country. So, we also must get the vaccine without any fear

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  27. The affected numbers are decreasing but still, the deadly virus has not gone from the country. Getting the covid-19 vaccine is the only solution in the current situation.

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  28. The Covid infection is in control, now we will get the vaccine. The death of the deadly disease is nearer!

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  29. Hats off to President Lungu, his government, and all the health workers. You people are true warriors, continuously fighting with the Covid-19..

  30. President Lungu displayed true leadership qualities especially during the time of the Covid-19 pandemic. The President surely deserves the second term.

  31. PEOPLE SHOULD TAKE THIS VACCINE IF THERE IS ANYTHING LEFT AFTER PF HAVE TAKEN THEIR SHARE
    HOWEVER I WILL STAY ON IVERMECTIN FOR NOW AT LEAST I WONT SUFFER FROM WORMS :))

  32. Same blogger from India at it again posting under various aliases …must be that silly High Commissioner lady who has nothing to do

  33. Astra zeneca means more blood clots in Zambia.We already have financial blood clots
    Now we won’t even think well.Already we are
    Struggling in hospitals so now we will have
    To import blood thinning meds.

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