By Health Editor
DESPITE the decrease in Covid-19 cases, Zimbabweans have been urged to get vaccinated and continue adhering to preventative measures.
With the Covid-19 vaccination coverage now at 49%, National Coordinator to the Covid-19 Response, Dr Agnes Mahomva has rallied Zimbabweans to get vaccinated in order for the country to achieve herd immunity.
Dr Mahomva was speaking on a ZBC Current Affairs Programme Face the Nation this Tuesday.
“This is the reason why we embarked on the Vaccination blitz because the area we have covered is not covering the whole of Zimbabwe. These last two weeks our coverage went up to 49%, we are really pushing but we need to continue pushing so that we reach herd immunity,” said Dr Mahomva.
To date, 5 585 115 people have received the first dose of the vaccine, while 3 569 933 got the second dose.
Figures for the 3rd dose are now stand at 476 781.
The government last month rolled out a National COVID-19 Vaccination Blitz targeting a wider section of the population from the age of 12.
The campaign which is being spearheaded by the Ministry of Health and Child Care is being conducted in two phases from March to May.
The first phase ran from the 21st of March to the 3rd of April while the second phase will be from the second to the 15th of May.
Vaccinations have been taking place in both public and private health facilities, schools, workplaces, markets and churches as well as at outreach points across the country.