Zim Journalists Lead From The Front In National Vaccination Drive

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IT’s already 10:00 o’clock in the morning at Wilkins Hospital in Harare and journalists from both local and foreign media stables are waiting for the arrival of the Vice President of Zimbabwe who also doubles as the minister of health, VP Constantino Chiwenga to arrive and launch the national vaccination rollout drive. By Michael Gwarisa An hour later, the Vice President is yet to arrive and the Journalists are visibly growing impatient. A few minutes later, the VP Caravan pulls in and he heads straight for a debriefing before emerging…

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National Vaccination Drive Could Worsen Already Depressed Blood Stocks

ZIMBABWE’s blood bank which is currently running at less than a day’s supply of blood could experience a further decline in blood stocks during the forthcoming mass COVID-19 vaccination drive as donors who receive jabs are recommended to wait for at least 28 days before donating blood after receiving their shot. By Michael Gwarisa According to the Food and Drug and Drug Administration (FDA), individuals who get jabs from vaccines such as the AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson and the  Sinopharm which are replication defective virus vaccines must wait two weeks…

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We Are Confident In The Sinopharm Vaccine Says VP Chiwenga

HEALTH and Child Care Minister (MoHCC), Vice President Constantino Chiwenga says government was confident the Sinopharm vaccine would do no harm to the people of Zimbabwe as they have done their homework before rolling out the dosses. By Michael Gwarisa Zimbabwe received an initial consignment of 200 000 doses of the Sinopharm Vaccine on February, 15 2021. The other batches are set to arrive from different suppliers and governments in the coming weeks in a move that is likely to see at 10 Million Citizens being vaccinated. Speaking at the…

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First Batch Of Sinopharm Vaccine To Be distributed In Zim Immediately After Arrival Next Week

ZIMBABWE will on Monday, February 15, 2021 receive a donation of the Sinopharm Vaccine from the Republic of China which is set to be distributed immediately after arrival according to a top government official. By Michael Gwarisa Zimbabwe has purchased 600 000 on top of the 200 000 Sinopharm vaccine doses which were donated by the Government of China. The Sinopharm vaccine has efficacy rates ranging from 76 to 86% and has already been used by other countries in controlling COVID-19. Speaking during a televised briefing on the COVID-19 Vaccine…

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