Full Economy Opening Premised On Vaccination- Mthuli Ncube

Prof Mthuli Ncube

THE Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Professor Mtuli Ncube has called on Zimbabweans to get vaccinated for the economy to fully open up. By Patricia Mashiri Speaking during a Zimbabwe’s COVID-19 vaccination program on Zimpapers Television Network, Prof Ncube said there was no reason for Zimbabweans to shun vaccination as government procured millions of vaccine doses towards that cause. Vaccination strategy in Zimbabwe is also an economic recovery strategy. We can only open up the economy safely if everyone is safe, if people will not infect each other. Therefore,…

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Zim Optimistic Of Vaccinating 10 Million People By December


THE Zimbabwean Cabinet yesterday announced that they were confident of reaching the herd immunity targets by end of this year at the back of increased vaccination figures. By Michael Gwarisa According to experts, for a country to attain herd immunity, between and 60% and 70% of the population should be vaccinated and according to Zimbabwean figures, at least 10 million people of the over 15 million total should be vaccinated for the numbers to be reached. Briefing Journalists during a Post Cabinet Media Briefing, Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister,…

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Can A Vaccinated Person Still Get Infected With COVID-19?

ZIMBABWE kicked off the COVID-19 vaccination programme on 18 February, 2021, aiming to protect its citizens. The vaccine is open to all aged 18 and above and is accessible free of charge. Citizens must check with their nearest health facility to see where they can access the vaccine in their neighborhood. Catherine Murombedzi Health Correspondent Like all new innovations, the pace was slow at the beginning. As at April 16, 2021, a total 35 806 people had been vaccinated, with the protection programme gathering momentum, 135 new local infections from…

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Vaccine Hesitancy Stands In The Way Of Zim’s Herd Immunity Target

THE Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) says even though numbers of people who are now taking the vaccine have increased, the hesitancy that characterized the initial stages of national vaccination program might have slowed down progress towards inoculating 60% of the population that is required to achieve herd immunity. By Michael Gwarisa Herd immunity, or community immunity, is when a large part of the population of an area is immune to a specific disease. If enough people are resistant to the cause of a disease, such as a…

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