Zimbabwe’s National Covid-19 vaccination programme will be rolled out in three phases targeting those at high risk first, the Ministry of Health and Child Care has said.
Vice President and Health and Child Care minister Constantino Chiwenga in a statement, said the vaccination programme would begin next week after the government acquired 600 000 doses from China on top of a 200 000 jabs donated by China’s Sinopharm.
The @MoHCCZim publishes the Covid-19 Vaccine rollout program.
Target Healthcare workers.
Those with chronic illnesses and the elederly and prison inmates and refuge camps.
Lecturers and all school staff.
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“The vaccination programme begins next week after the country takes delivery of the first batch of Covid-19 vaccines from the People’s Republic of China,” he said.
“The Sinopharm vaccine has proved to be safe in clinical trials and has efficacy rates ranging from 76 to 86% and has already been used by other countries in controlling Covid-19.”