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Kalumbila district start giving second dose of AstraZeneca vaccine


Kalumbila district Health Office in Northwestern province has started dispensing the second dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to individuals that got the first dose.

Kalumbila District Health Director, Chiluba Kabalika confirmed the development to ZANIS that over 500 people that got the first dose are expected to receive the second dose.

Dr Kabalika stated that individuals who got the first dose from other health centres should present their vaccination cards so as to have the details verified in the system.

“We have commenced administering the second dose of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine and our priority are individuals that got the first dose of the vaccine,” Dr Kabalika said.

“For those that received dose one from outside Kalumbila and are due for dose two, they are welcome to get it within Kalumbila if they reside here,” Dr Kabalika said.

She acknowledged that the health office has received overwhelming response as evidenced from the number of people requesting for the vaccine.

“The demand is high because the cases have become severe…during the administration of the first dose, we experienced a lot of apathy which may have been as a result of myths and false information,” she said.


  1. I have repeatedly told you Zambians. astrazeneca is a failure on theSouthern African variant. It is not recommedned. In fact the Sputnik V is the better one but because the West has bribed Southern Africa we are being forced to use it. Dont use it! It doesnt work in Africa. Just checkits history mwebantu

  2. Sputnik is´nt checked , look in Russia now Corona is going straight upp. Sputnik is a bad vaccine, that why Europe doesnt use it.

  3. @Chuya,Spuni and Astrazeneca both are good vaccines. Other than Chinese poisonous vaccinevrestvare all good.

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