Vice President and Minister of Health and Child Care Dr Costantino Chiwenga says the government is engaging retired health workers and army personnel to fast-track the Covid- 19 vaccination process.
Dr Chiwenga who received his second Sinophram jab yesterday said they are bringing in army medical personnel and local authorities to achieve herd immunity.
”We are bringing in army medical personnel, local authorities and retired health workers to fast- track vaccination across the country so as to achieve herd immunity.” He said.
He added that it is important to educate people and train health workers in order to embrace the Covid- 19 vaccination program as this is a massive roll out.
”Today my vaccination was just a matter of seconds and I was done. This improved speed is commendable and this will help us reach our targets.
”We have to do it faster and have the man power to do it.” Dr Chiwenga said.
Meanwhile, according to the Covid-19 update from the Ministry of Heath, Zimbabwe now has 36 611 confirmed cases, including 34 226 recoveries and 1 509 deaths. To date. a total of 40 002 frontline workers has been vaccinated.
Zimbabwe has to date received a donation of 400 000 doses of Sinophram vaccine from China.