Government takes vaccines to the people

by | Dec 8, 2021 | COVID 19, Local News | 0 comments


Government has put in place measures meant to radically enhance the public`s access to vaccines.

This comes as a reponse to an increase in cases which suggest that the country is likely within its fourth Covid-19 wave.

As a way to mitigate against severe disease and possible death in those infected by Covid-19, Government is setting up mobile vaccination points at bus termini.

This was announced by Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa at Tuesday`s post-cabinet briefing in Harare.

“Government will be establishing vaccination sites at the main intra and inter-city bus termini, so as to ensure that those not vaccinated but wish to do so can have doses administered before they board the public transport,” said Minister Mutsvangwa.

She said there will be a time when people will not be allowed to board public transport without a valid vaccination card.

“The Ministry of Health and Child Care will continue to collaborate with the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education on the vaccination blitz of the 16-to-17 year age group in schools,” Minister Mutsvangwa said.

Zimbabwe has seen a recent sharp rise in cases, just three weeks ago Zimbabwe was averaging not more than 5 Covid-`9 cases per day, now it is around 2500, which shows rapid spread.

According to the Ministry of Health and Child Care, the disease is spreading through local transmissions.