By ZBC Reporter
The Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Senator Monica Mutsvangwa commemorated International women’s day by getting vaccinated while urging women to prioritise their health in the face of Covid-19.
The Minister of Information Publicity and Broadcasting Services Senator Monica Mutsvangwa joined over 32 thousand frontliners who have already received their Covid-19 jab after she was vaccinated this Monday at Wilkins Hospital in Harare.
“Information dissemination is our job and as a minister I saw it fit to come and get vaccinated. It is very important for everyone to get vaccinated so that we reach herd immunity as a country. I came on this day so that I also get vaccinated and urge other women to get the vaccine. I would also like to thank the President for the swift response in getting us a vaccine so that we reach herd immunity. We should always continue to be on guard and follow WHO protocols,” she said.
Zimbabwe embarked on the Covid-19 vaccination programme two weeks ago after receiving the Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine from China. The country is also expecting more vaccines from Russia, India and the United Kingdom.
Frontline workers to be vaccinated in this first phase include health personnel, immigration workers, media personnel among others. As of today, the 8th of March, 35 518 frontline workers had been vaccinated countrywide
So far Zimbabwe has recorded 33 thousand 834 recoveries out of a total 36 271 Covid-19 cases and 1 485 deaths.
By ZBC Reporter