Govt Seeks Herd Immunity By Year End – Chiwenga

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Staff Reporter

VICE President and health minister Constantino Chiwenga has said that the country was seeking to achieve 60 percent herd immunity from Covid-19 by end of the year.

Chiwenga said the country was targeting vaccinating 10 million citizens.

The country started its inoculation process with vaccination on frontline staff using the Chinese Sinopharm and Sinovac vaccines.

Speaking Thursday at the Midlands provincial Covid-19 vaccination rollout launch at Kwekwe General Hospital where President Emmerson Mnangagwa also received his second dose of the Sinovac vaccine, Chiwenga said, “I am happy with our vaccination programmes throughout the country which have seen 300,000 people having received their first doses so far.

“Our target is to reach what we call herd immunity by year-end as we seek to get back to normal life after the devastating effects of the Covid-19.”

Just like every country in the world, Zimbabwe has not been spared the global pandemic that has killed over a thousand.