Resources are in place to procure enough vaccines: Government

By Abigirl Tembo

Government says it has sufficient resources to procure Covid-19 vaccines to cover the herd immunity of ten million people.

In a post cabinet media briefing this Tuesday, the Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Senator Monica Mutsvangwa said government has put in place measures to ensure a steady flow of vaccines.

“Vaccination distribution and training of vaccinators are underway across the country. Measures have been put in place to guarantee a steady flow of vaccine doses and to ensure that targeted groups receive their doses at the appropriate time.”

Journalists have also been added to receive Covid-19 vaccines under phase one of the roll out programme.

“Cabinet has approved the request by the Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services to include journalists in phase one of the inoculation because journalism is listed as an essential service in SI 93 of 2020.”

As of the 22nd of February, the country had recorded 35 thousand 862 Covid-19 cases, 32 thousand 216 recoveries and one thousand 441 deaths.

Zimbabwe is among the first eight African countries which have rolled out the Covid-19 vaccination process.

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