CHOLERA

Zambia has secured two million oral cholera vaccine doses as part of efforts to eliminate the water-borne disease, a government official said on Tuesday.

Minister of Health Jonas Chanda said the vaccine will be targeted for cholera hotspots in Lusaka, the country’s capital.

He said this was in addition to the cholera vaccination campaigns in the first round in two other districts known for frequent cholera outbreaks.

“Cholera vaccination in addition to other preventive measures, therefore, serves as a good example of the effectiveness of vaccination strategies in disease control, especially now as Zambia plans to roll out the COVID-19 vaccine,” he said in a release.

Zambia has developed a plan aimed at eliminating cholera by 2025. Enditem

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