Over a million jabs administered in 1st phase Covid-19 vaccination blitz

By Health Editor
THE first phase of the Covid-19 vaccination blitz has ended, with nearly one point five million jabs being administered in the past 14 days.
More than one million first jabs were administered in the last two weeks which is almost 15 % of the total jabs administered since the national vaccination programme began last year.
Public health expert Itai Rusike says the figures are impressive.
“We are very much encouraged and impressed by this blitz especially when you look at the numbers. The numbers have been very encouraging we have seen a very drastic increase in the number of people being vaccinated but I think what is important is for us to sustain those gains of the blitz especially in making sure that those other school children who were in boarding school should also be reached. We need to make sure that the parents of these school children who were in boarding schools should also take their children for vaccination so that we won’t have a high rate of infection in schools”
The second phase of the vaccination blitz will run from the 2nd to the 15th of May.
5 513 887 people have so far received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine while 3 558 338 got their 2nd jab with the figures for the 3rd dose now at 446 540.