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Roll up your sleeve, J&J is here

NANCY SIAME, Lusaka
AS GOVERNMENT continues making strides to have majority citizens vaccinated against coronavirus to reduce the disease burden, 151,200 doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccine arrived in the country yesterday. The vaccine doses have been provided through the COVAX facility with support from the United States of America (USA). US Embassy charge d’affaires David Young said his country is proud to strengthen its friendship with Zambia through the donation of life-saving medicines. “The third wave of COVID-19 has been especially difficult in Zambia. Through these vaccines and the additional US shipment to come, we will continue to partner to save lives,” Mr Young said. Acting United Nations resident coordinator Nathan Bakyaita said the contribution of the single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine is timely as Zambia seeks to reduce coronavirus cases during the third wave. Dr Bakyaita said the pandemic will only end through widespread vaccination and adherence to public health guidelines. “Through this, many, many lives will be saved. The United Nations continues to CLICK TO READ MORE



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