Sesheke District Commissioner, Alex Namenda says the relaunch of coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccinations will improve the country’s overall immunization program.
Speaking in a speech read for him by Sesheke District Agriculture Coordinating Officer, Gabriel Mwanza during the re-launch of the COVID 19 vaccination Campaign held at Kkatima Mulilo market, Mr Namenda retaliated that the COVID-19 vaccination was safe.
He said decentralization of COVID-19 response to the local community will escalate desires to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
The District Commissioner said the purpose of the campaign was to lobby for support from stakeholders and devise new strategies and innovations which will be used in communities to ensure every eligible resident is protected by being vaccinated.
Meanwhile Sesheke District Health Promotion Officer, Jimmy Chirwa says the vaccination campaign re-launch has been held in order to increase vaccination acceptability among the unvaccinated population.
Speaking earlier in a stakeholders meeting which was held at Yeta District Health Office Board room, Mr Chirwa disclosed that five (5) COVID-19 vaccines are scheduled for vaccination where four (4) of the vaccines are available in the district.
Meanwhile, Inonge Mwizakule a resident of katima Mulilo who received the vaccine said she was happy to have been vaccinated and has appealed to other residents to emulate her as the vaccine is important for the prevention of COVID-19.
The COVID-19 vaccination campaign launch which was held under the theme: “Role up your sleeves and get vaccinated; protect yourself and your family’.
A total of 87 residents from Katima Mulilo community were vaccinated.