Covid-19 Updates

Over 150K Johnsons and Johnsons Vaccines Arriving Tomorrow

One hundred fifty-one thousand two hundred doses of the Johnsons and Johnsons vaccines are expected in the country on Wednesday, July 21, 2021.

Health Permanent Secretary Technical Services Kennedy Malama says the vaccines are from the United States of America being donated under the COVAX facility.

Dr MALAMA says the United States is also likely to donate additional Johnson and Johnson vaccines. He says the vaccines will be distributed to all provinces according to the rate of vaccinations.

Dr MALAMA has assured Zambians that the government is doing everything possible to ensure vaccines are made available.

He says another 4.4 million doses of the Johnson and Johnson vaccines are expected through the African Union Africa CDC AVAT platform.

Speaking during a media briefing in Lusaka today, Dr MALAMA also said in the last 24 hours the country recorded 1,323 new confirmed cases and 25 deaths.

Dr MALAMA said 25 deaths is one of the lowest numbers of deaths recorded in the third wave of the pandemic.

He said there is also still a high person-to-person transmission at the community level.

Dr MALAMA also disclosed that oxygen challenges have been addressed in health facilities with support from stakeholders. He said the ministry has continued to improve the case management to produce better outcomes.

Source – ZNBC

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