Vice President Dr Constantino Chiwenga has been vaccinated with the second Sinophram vaccine dosage at Wilkins Hospital in Harare as the country intensifies its vaccination program.
VP Chiwenga, who was the first Zimbabwean to receive the jab on February 18th this year, said the government is rehiring retired health workers to vaccinate frontline staff who are working hard to provide health care to the nation so as to curb the spread of Covid -19.
”We are engaging the medical staff from the uniformed forces, local authorities, our retired medical staff and re engaging them in order to achieve the 60 % herd immunity, we have to do it faster.” He said.
The Vice President reported that they need more man power to provide health care to the nation.
”We continue to educate our populace to have a better understanding and if you open any media people are saying you can not travel without being vaccinated.” Chiwenga said.
Zimbabwe has so far received a donation of 400 000 doses of Sinophram vaccine from China, and 144 000 Sinovac doses and about 37 000 people have so far been vaccinated on a target of 10 million citizens.
The Vice President added that Priests and church leaders are being targeted in the second phase as Zimbabwe is a God fearing nation.