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Alba Iulia
Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Johnson and Johnson vaccines arrive

Health Johnson and Johnson vaccines arrive

The 151, 200 doses of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine have today arrived in the country Zambia. The vaccines are from the United States of America donated to Zambia under the COVAX facility as part of its global efforts to fight the coronavirus.

Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary Technical Services, Kennedy Malama was at hand to receive the consignment at Lusaka’s Kenneth Kaunda International Airport this afternoon. Dr Malama thanked the Unites States (U.S) government for supporting the country’s vaccination programme. He said the receipt of the vaccine today is a symbol of the long standing partnership between the two governments.

The Permanent Secretary noted that Zambia and the U.S government have a long standing collaborative partnership not only with HIV and AIDS but in Malaria, Tuberculosis and now the COVID-19.

“The support is not only for the vaccination programme but more other health programmes. The focus has been on health system strengthening,” he stated.

And Dr Malama noted that COVID-19 is still affecting the country at various levels hence government’s commitment to its fight.

“COVID-19 is still with us in Zambia but as we continue fighting against it in our country, we are also aware of what is happening at a global scale. Government remains committed to ensuring that we put COVID- 19 under control sooner than later,” the Permanent Secretary hinted.

Dr Malama indicated that by tomorrow the nation will be guided on how the Johnson and Johnson doses will be executed stating that government does not want to lose any time.

“For us this is a work in progress. We are delighted that the vaccines have arrived and will swing into action. We are very excited that we are moving forward, by the end of this year most of our people will have a chance to be vaccinated,” Dr. Malama said.

The 151, 200 doses of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine
The 151, 200 doses of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine

And World Health Organisation (WHO) Country Representative, Nathan Bakyaita also thanked the United States government for the support rendered to Zambia in its COVID-19 vaccination programme. Dr Bakyaita there is need to tackle COVID-19 globally including its 2021 variance. He further thanked the U.S government for its generous technical and financial support to fight COVID-19 at global level.

Meanwhile, the U.S Embassy in Zambia is pleased with the arrival of 151,200 doses of the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine in the country.

U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires, David Young said the vaccines which were made available through the African Union COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX) facility, are part of the U.S. pledge to provide at least 25 million of 80 million doses globally to Africa.

“This donation will help protect the Zambian people from the ravages of the COVID-19 virus and begin to reduce the barriers to building back the Zambian economy,” he said.

Mr Young expressed optimism at the latest stage of the U.S -Zambian relationship, and assured the country of the U.S. support to assist Zambia to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The United States is proud to strengthen our friendship through the donation of these life-saving vaccines. The third wave of COVID-19 has been especially difficult in Zambia. Through these vaccines, and the additional U.S. shipments to come, we partner to save lives,” said Chargé Young.

These 151,200 doses are part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to share the U.S. vaccine supply with the world.

U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires, David Young receiving the Johnson and Johnson vaccine

11 COMMENTS

  1. Yes KZ, another GIFT from a foreign donor. So your thieving corrupt president Edgar China Lungu has up to now not paid ONE KWACHA for any vaccines, all shots received until today were GIFTS. And STILL less than 1% of the Zambian population has been vaccinated! And you are proud of that? I would hide my head in shame! But you are part of the horrible incompetent PF government, they have no shame!

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  2. Let’s try to get more of this Johnson and Johnson vaccine as it only requires a single dose so that our population can be immunized quickly.

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  3. For how long will this dependency continue. Singapore, South Korea, China, United Arab Emirates etc have since switched to be developed. We need HH to pull us out of this shaming circle.

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  4. “Johnson and Johnson vaccines arrive”

    Do not take them, they’re pure poison and completely unnecessary. There is nothing about Sars-Cov-2 that cannot be cured with quinine/HCQ/Ivermectine.

  5. These vaccines are dangerous. Do not take them. Side effects are widely underreported (and have been for years). Also, I do not trust Bill Gates, and these vaccines are from COVAX. From their website: “Gavi is co-leading COVAX, the vaccines pillar of the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator. This involves coordinating the COVAX Facility, a global risk-sharing mechanism for pooled procurement and equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines” Also google: gates overpopulation africa

  6. Vaccines from the same Americans who were being insulted by Ntewewe with no word from his party the PF leadership distancing themselves from the embarrassment

  7. and then we do the maths for him and tell him thats about 1.5million people vaccinated. soon the same mob who will cry discrimination when the world requires a copy of ones vaccination to travel

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