Government has officially launched the National Covid19 vaccination program in Zambia.

Minister of Health Jonas Chanda voluntarily took the first dose of the AstraZenaca vaccine and encouraged all eligible persons in the country to follow suite.

Speaking during the Launch in Luska today, Dr. Chanda said that the Covid vaccination program will be conducted in a transparent and accountable manner, with the priority groups being vaccinated first.

Dr. Chanda also said that the ministry will engage the public media to educate citizens on the covid19 vaccine for them to make informed decisions on being vaccinated.

And Dr. Chanda has disclosed that the second batch of vaccines is earmarked to arrive in the country next month.