Second doses of AstraZeneca begins

 Second doses of AstraZeneca begins

The second round of vaccination for the Second dose of the AstraZeneca Vaccine has commenced.

Speaking during the symbolically launch of the resumption of the vaccination program at Kalingalinga Clinic in Lusaka, Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary Technical Services Kennedy Malama says the first people who received the Vaccine during the first phase will receive the second dosage to boost their immune system to 98%.

“The vaccination program for Zambia is building momentum adding that more Zambians will be vaccinated towards the end of the year as Government remains committed to providing more vaccines,” he said.

And Ministry of Chiefs and traditional Affairs Permanent Secretary Yande Mwape has called on traditional leaders to encourage their subjects to get the second jab.

World Health Organization (WHO) country Representative Nathan Bakyaita has encouraged Zambians to take the measures that have been recommended for COVID-19.

“The country’s health system is getting overwhelmed and that if Covid-19 measures are followed the country will not contain the spread of the pandemic,” he said.