(Last Updated on September 30, 2022 by ZIMDAILY EDITOR)
HARARE – Government has urged people to receive their COVID-19 jabs as the country witnesses a fresh rise in positive cases around the country.
Minister of Health and Child Care, Vice President Hon. Constantino Chiwenga updated Cabinet on the Country‘s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, and a Report on the Procurement and Roll-Out of Vaccines.
In his report, Minister Chiwenga said, as at 27 September, 2022, a total of 6 525 445 first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine had been administered, while 4 878 822 people had received their second dose, and 1 151 835 their third dose.
COVID 19 vaccination program started in 2021 when the first batch of vaccines arrived and first priority was the front line workers. According to the Ministry of Health , as of 18 July 2021, Zimbabwe had vaccinated 1 144 379 people for the first dose and 641 154 for the second dose.
In 2022, the Ministry of Health and Child Care conducted mass vaccination campaigns in different communities all over Zimbabwe targeting those who had never been vaccinated and scanning vaccination cards.
The nation is advised that the country’s COVID-19 pandemic response remains on track.
However, in view of the small increase in new cases, Cabinet has resolved that all provinces must continue to prioritise COVID-19 vaccination activities and take advantage of any gatherings to vaccinate eligible individuals and all schools must strengthen COVID-19 vaccination activities.