Govt rules out giving Covid-19 vaccine to under age

Government has ruled out giving covid-19 vaccine to those under the age of 18.

Mwansambo: no child under 18 years will be vaccinated

No reasons have been given but in a statement, the government says no school children under the age of 18 will receive theĀ  Astrazeneca Covid19 vaccine.

The statement has been signed by Charles Mwansambo and Raphael Agabu, principal secretaries for Ministry of Health and Education respectively.

According to the statement, no child under 18 years will be vaccinated.

It further indicates that schools will not be used as the sites for the COVID-19 vaccination and that as such no school will be a vaccination centre.

It also added that people will not be forced to be vaccinated as taking the vaccine is free and by choice.

Currently, only health facilities which belong to Minisitry of Health and CHAM will host vaccination activities.

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Todd Collett
Todd Collett
2 years ago

This is wise and good to know.

Justice for all
Justice for all
2 years ago

That’s good idea under 18s they have enough immune to fight the covid

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