Harare Decentralises Vaccine Rollout To Speed Up Process

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Staff Reporter

GOVERNMENT has moved to decentralise the Covid-19 vaccination process through opening up of more immunization centres in Harare.

The move is an attempt by authorities to ramp up vaccination against the pandemic.

In a statement, the Harare City Council said some 24 vaccination centres have since been established.

The centres are housed in hospitals, polyclinics and satellite clinics.

Vaccination is being rolled out during this Easter holiday period in hopes of attracting more people.

Zimbabwe has set its sights to vaccinating up to 10 million citizens from an estimated population of 16 million to archive herd immunity.

Zimbabweans are being vaccinated with the Sinopharm and Sinovac vaccines from China, and the country is also expecting delivery of more vaccines from Russia, India and the Covax global distribution scheme.

A total of 111,588 people in Zimbabwe have so far been vaccinated with Chinese vaccines since the national inoculation program began on Feb. 18, with more than 16,000 people receiving their first doses on Easter Friday alone.