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PHARMACEUTICAL EXPERT CALL ON THE PUBLIC TO GET THE JAB, AS 3 CASES OF OMICRON DETECTED

Written by on December 7, 2021

Pharmaceutical expert Jerome Kanyika has said the three cases of Omicron variant that have been detected in Zambia is an eye opener to the general public for them to get vaccinated.

On December, 3rd 2021, Zambia through its genomic sequencing laboratory at the University Of Zambia School Of Veterinary Medicine detected three (3) SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant isolates among samples from individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 in the last one week.

Mr Kanyika says the general public should get the jab in order to avoid the spread of the variant.

And Mr Kanyika has observed the need for government to consider making vaccination mandatory especially to the age group of 5 years and above as the variant is more prone children than adults.

He says it is incumbent upon government to see to it that a lot of citizens are vaccinated as soon as possible.

The Pharmaceutical expert has further advised the general public to get the vaccine because it has no negative effects as it has been perceived on social media.

By Mapenzi Muchaba


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