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Low number of people getting Covid-19 vaccine worries Muchinga minister

Health Low number of people getting Covid-19 vaccine worries Muchinga minister

Government has expressed deep concern with the low number of people being vaccinated against Covid-19 in Muchinga province.

Muchinga Province Minister Henry Sikazwe said the low number of people receiving the Covid-19 vaccination in the province is worrisome.

Mr. Sikazwe, who is also Senga Hill Member of Parliament, said there is urgent need to seriously sensitise people on the ongoing Covid-19 vaccination programme in the region.

He said this when he donated 20, 000 face masks to Chinsali main and old markets committee leaders.

He said the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic calls for the involvement of everyone in ensuring that the five golden rules given by the Ministry of Health aimed at halting the further spread of disease are strictly followed.

The Muchinga Province Minister added that while strictly following the five golden rules in important, it was equally imperative that people get vaccinated against Covid-19.

Mr. Sikazwe stressed that the anticipated fourth wave of Covid-19 is expected to be more aggressive and severe hence the need for many people to get vaccinated.

He also called on traders in the markets to get vaccinated in a bid to halt the further spread of Covid-19.

Mr. Sikazwe said the Covid-19 vaccination is an important measure that government and other cooperating partners globally have adopted for in the fight against the pandemic.

He said the vaccine has so far proved to be harmless but useful not only in other countries but Zambia as well.

The minister further said it is therefore prudent that all citizens, especially those who work in public places such as markets, protect themselves against the deadly disease by receiving a Covid-19 jab.

“Will shall continue with a multi-sectoral approach so that this disease is wiped out in our province, ” he said.

Mr. Sikazwe added that based on the four Covid-19 pillars, government will continue to offer support to all people in the fight against the pandemic without leaving anyone behind.

He said the government of President Hakainde Hichilema, in partnership with other stakeholders, will continue to provide both financial and material support towards the fight against Covid-19.

And Felix Mulenga, who is chairperson of the old market, thanked the leadership in the province for supporting marketeers towards the fight against Covid-19.

He said having leaders that care for their people is a great honour as they give hope of better things to come.

Mr. Mulenga said the donated masks will greatly help in the fight against Covid-19.

“We are appreciative to government for this support and we shall ensure that all marketers in the district benefit,”

7 COMMENTS

  1. My uncle who is 80 years old told me that he can’t get the vaxx because after twenty years he might get bad side effects. I said oh so you will be around that long, good luck.

  2. Let’s not not fall into the western politicized vaccination agenda that promotes pharmaceutical companies profit motives. If a person has contracted Covid 19 he/ she has the same antibodies produced as that of the vaccine. So no need for the vaccine for the majority of Zambians who have already contracted Covid. Judging from the recent low numbers of infections reported in Zambia, majority have already contracted and recovered from the virus and now have its antibodies . Where the the Zambian celebrity medical experts to advise on this obvious fact.

  3. If a person has contracted Covid 19 he/ she has the same antibodies produced as that of the vaccine. So no need for the vaccine for the majority of Zambians who have already contracted Covid. Judging from the recent low numbers of infections reported in Zambia, majority have already contracted and recovered from the virus and now have its antibodies . Where the the Zambian celebrity medical experts to advise on this obvious fact.

  4. “The global health world, the media, and politics are all transfixed by covid-19 which has a 99% survival and recovery rate. yet little attention is being paid to Malaria that is still killing over 400?,000 people every year, mainly children. In Zambia we have blindly fallen into this hype and appointed a Covid Presidential specialist and wanting to vaccinate majority of people when its not necessary for all. The western world has the luxury of playing politics with the Covid pandemic, in Africa, Zambia in particular TB and Malaria are a more urgent threat. Let’s get serious.

  5. “He said the vaccine has so far proved to be harmless but useful not only in other countries but Zambia as well.”

    This man doesnt know what he is talking about, you dont even know the long term effects of these doses you are injecting in your bodies. These are experimental drugs trials are ongoing

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