Government adjusts vaccination times

by | Jul 15, 2021 | COVID 19 | 0 comments

Staff Writer

Government has started adjusting modalities to ensure the two million Covid-19 vaccinations target set by President Emmerson Mnangagwa is achieved.

When President Mnangagwa extended the lockdown, earlier this week, he said his administration is going to expand its vaccination drive to ensure the country achieves herd immunity quicker.

The Ministry of Health and Child Care, yesterday instructed Provincial Medical Directors to allow vaccination centres to extend vaccination times.

Previously, vaccination centres were closing at 3 pm, but yesterday MOHCC Permanent Secretary Dr Jasper Chimedza said they have been inundated by reports of public challenges in accessing vaccines.

“All people in a queue for vaccination before 1700 hours shall be vaccinated on the same day.
All those who present themselves for vaccination without National Identification Cards or Passport shall be vaccinated upon producing a letter from the Headman, Local Councillor, or Member of Parliament confirming them as ordinarily resident in the area,” wrote PS Chimedza.

Zimbabwe yesterday broke the 3000 case threshold, a situation which shows the increase of the Covid-19 burden on the country`s health sector.

Authorities believe that the best way out of the recurrent cycles being faced by the country is through widespread vaccinations.