Private Sector Welcomes Avenues Clinic COVID-19 Vaccination Drive

THE Avenues Clinic vaccination program which commenced three weeks ago has received an overwhelming response from corporates and private sector employees.

Speaking to HealthTimes, Avenues Clinic Corporate Affairs Officer, Cordelia Shereni said a total 2459 have been fully vaccinated at their facilities while 2307 have received the first dose and they inoculate over 200 per day.

In support of the Government’s efforts to make the Covid-19 vaccine easily accessible to the public, Medical Investments Limited (MIL) set up two Covid-19 vaccination sites. The sites were set up with the assistance and approval of the Ministry of Health and Child Care and The City Health Department.

“The vaccination sites are located at: The Avenues Clinic Corner Mazowe and Baines Avenue Harare and another is at Twin Gables next to the Montagu Clinic cnr Tongogara and 5th Avenue,” said Cordelia.

She added that the MIL the program was introduced as a corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to assist in ensuring that people have many options on where they could get the vaccine.

“We were pleasantly surprised by the response when we sent word out about our vaccination sites as many people started calling to book their employees for vaccination. The hospital’s initial drive to target corporates was meant to ensure huge numbers of people are vaccinated within a short space of time and to support economic stability through the health of employees across all sectors.”

To further boost the vaccination program and quickly contribute towards achieving herd immunity MIL partnered with Alliance Health for the vaccination of its members and employees and we saw a good turnout on that front as well.
“MIL is also proud to have achieved 98% vaccination of its own workforce. On average when we started, we would see +300 people coming through per day for both our sites. However, now the numbers have gone down to an average of +50 per day.

“To date we have vaccinated … for the first dose and … have been fully vaccinated. We anticipate seeing the numbers coming up again as soon as vaccination for school children has been officially opened,” she said.

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