THE Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) has launched a COVID-19 vaccination program for the churches and religious groups dubbed ‘Operation Marah.’
Speaking during the event, Dr John Mangwiro, Deputy Minister Health and Child Care said they are happy that partnership will speed up the attainment of herd immunity and once people are vaccinated the economy will open.
Health experts and scientists have all agreed that vaccination is the silver bullet to COVID-19. But is you are vaccinated it does not mean you should stop wearing masks, washing your hands and maintaining social distancing.
Reverend Andrew Wutawunashe, Chairman Zimbabwe Indigenous Inter-Denominational Council of Churches (ZIIC) called on Zimbabweans to use this chance to get vaccinated.
“The churches appreciate the recent relaxing of COVID-19 restrictions to allow churches meetings for vaccinated congregants. While the yet modest numbers of twice vaccinated people presented the challenge of low numbers of congregates able to attend church, we are heartened that the ZIIC’s engagement with the Ministry of Health an Child Care has resulted today in the launch of operation Marah
“Not only does this joint initiative demonstrate Government’s goodwill in opening churches for vaccinated congregates, but it also provides churches with the opportunity to literally within two-three weeks enable all church members are fully vaccinated to and be free to attend church without posing a health threat to other congregates,” Wutaunashe said.