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Kick Covid Out roadshow reaches rural Zambezi

2021-11-26  Staff Reporter

Kick Covid Out roadshow reaches rural Zambezi
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Marythar Kambinda


Katima Mulilo - The Covid-19 roadshow which started on 27 October 2021 in Katima Mulilo, has now reached other constituencies within the region.

The roadshow, which is a collaboration between the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) and the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) aims to vaccinate about 65 000 people in the Zambezi region by December 2021.

A team of nurses from MoHSS and MICT officials have been visiting different constituencies to bring services closer to those in need of Covid-19 vaccines, educate people on what Covid-19 is and how it is transmitted. 

The team has also been offering high blood pressure check-ups for those who need to find out their health status and might not be so keen to get vaccinated. A positive response has been observed during the roadshow, and on Tuesday, 27 residents of Cheeto received the Johnson and Johnson (J&J) vaccine, while 35 people in Kongola received the Sinopharm and J&J vaccines on Wednesday.

“I am very happy to have received the vaccine against Covid-19, because Covid-19 is real. It is, therefore, good for all of us to get vaccinated,” said John Mafuta, a resident of Cheeto.

“I received my vaccine to protect myself as my body will be better-prepared to fight it once I’m vaccinated. I, therefore, call upon other residents to follow my example in order to protect themselves,” said Kongola resident Frank Malando.

The team has so far visited Sibbinda, Linyanti, Judea Lyabboloma and Kongola.They will also visit  Katima Rural, as well as the Kabbe South and North constituencies. A total of 135 people have been vaccinated so far.

2021-11-26  Staff Reporter

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