Vaccine deadline for frontline workers

by | Jun 30, 2021 | COVID 19 | 0 comments

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Government has set a deadline for the COVID-19 vaccination for all frontline workers.

Frontline workers were given the opportunity to vaccinate ahead of others, however Government has noted with concern that only 20 percent of the country’s frontline workers have still not presented themselves for inoculation.

Speaking at yesterday’s Post Cabinet Briefing, the Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Monica Mutsvangwa said,
“A considerable number of frontline workers have not presented themselves for vaccination. Given the risk this poses not only to other workers but also to patients, the Government has set July 14, 2021 as the deadline for the vaccination of the frontline workers. After this day, those who would not have been vaccinated will not receive COVID-19 insurance payouts.”

“For the avoidance of doubt, those vaccinated staff members who test positive will however still be eligible for the COVID-19 insurance pay out,” added Minister Mutsvangwa.

This decision comes at a time where the country is experiencing a spike in the number of positive COVID-19 cases. This has also seen an increase in hospital admissions.

As of 27 June, they were 353 hospitalized COVID-19 cases of which 40 were new admissions, 97 were asymptomatic, 209 were mild to moderate and three were in intensive care unit.