The Ministry of Health has so far vaccinated 43-thousand 1-hundred and 47 people against Covid-19 since the launch of the national program 18 days ago.
Health Minister Jonas Chanda is happy that a lot of Zambians have continued coming forth for vaccinations after realizing the importance of the exercise.
He has since appealed to people who have already been vaccinated like health workers, traditional leaders, and truck drivers among others to be Vaccine Champions.
The Minister adds that government is grateful to all health workers for their commitment toward the vaccination exercise across all provinces through the setting up of community vaccination sites.
He says Zambia currently has about 236 vaccination sites across the country.
And Dr. Chanda has revealed that government has made progress in the printing of vaccination certificates with distribution set to commence tomorrow while issuance of cards is set to begin mid -week.
He has urged citizens to ignore the propaganda making the rounds on social media against vaccines.
Dr. Chanda has revealed that in the last 24 hours, 23 new Covid-19 cases were recorded in 8 provinces from the 3-thousand 1-hundred and 16 tests done which represents a 1 percent positivity.
He however says two deaths have been recorded at UTH and have been classified as covid19- related.
The cumulative number of Covid-19 related deaths recorded now stand at 1,253, classified as 703 Covid deaths and 550 covid 19 related deaths.