Full Economy Opening Premised On Vaccination- Mthuli Ncube

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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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Without Mandatory Vaccination, Will Zimbabwe Meet December Herd Immunity Target?

WHEN Zimbabwe launched its national COVID-19 vaccination drive in February this year, health and child care minister Dr Constantino Chiwenga announced that the target was to vaccinate at least 10 million Zimbabweans in order to attain herd immunity. Just recently, information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa told Journalists during g a post cabinet media briefing that government was still optimistic of reaching the herd immunity target by December. By Michael Gwarisa However, over the past seven months since commencement of the national vaccination initiative, a number of…

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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…

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Zim Vaccination Momentum Fading After Easing Of Lockdown

THE relaxation of COVID-19 containment measures over the past two weeks and the downgrading of the lockdown restrictions from level 4 to level 2 have resulted in the reduction in daily COVID-19 vaccination numbers, a development experts fear could work against the country’s target of attaining herd immunity by December 2021. By Patricia Mashiri and Michael Gwarisa Even though the numbers seem to be on an upward trajectory, data from the Ministry of Health vaccination figures since beginning of September show an inconsistently fluctuating trend. Figures from Daily Situation reports…

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Red Cross Clinic Opens Free Vaccination Center

IN a move that is likely to boost vaccines uptake among Zimbabwean citizens, the Red Cross Clinic in Harare has opened up a vaccination site that is offering vaccination services free of charge. By Michael Gwarisa The center is situated at the Red Cross Clinic close to Copacabana Clinic in the capital and since the center opened its doors to the public, numbers between 150 and 250 are being vaccinated daily with indications on the ground showing that the numbers may triple in the not-so-distant future. Briefing Journalists during press…

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COVAXIN Jab Recipients Haven’t Received Second Dose Five Months Down The Line

GETTING the second dose of the COVAXIN vaccine is proving to be a mammoth task for thousands of Zimbabweans who received the first dose of Indian manufactured vaccine with evidence on the ground showing that majority who received their jabs in May haven’t received their second shots to date, HealthTimes has learnt. By Michael Gwarisa Zimbabwe has to date received 35,000 doses of the COVAXIN from the 75 000 doses that were pledged by the government of India at the beginning of the National vaccination program. The country is yet…

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Zim Optimistic Of Vaccinating 10 Million People By December

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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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Zim Should Accelerate Vaccination To Avoid Catastrophic 4th Wave Effects- Experts

MEDICAL and Public Health Experts have called on Zimbabweans to take up vaccination as a measure to prevent the adverse effects of the oncoming Fourth Wave which has already been reported in some parts of the world including East Africa. By Michael Gwarisa The call comes hot on the heels of a third wave which caused thousands of deaths and infections during the month of July in Zimbabwe. According to the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC), daily cases were now on a downward trend even though causalities are…

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COVID-19 VACCINATION: The Facts

THE COVID-19 third wave has been something else in Zimbabwe. It has exceeded the damage causes by the first and second waves combined by a huge margin, and many lives have been claimed. Several families have lost two or more members, and the extent of social disruption is unimaginable. I have come across families that have lost both parents, young couples have been disrupted, pregnant mothers have departed from us, and some have left their neonates. This indeed has been a very sad time for us Zimbabweans, and has been…

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#BREAKING: The Vaccine Does Not Contain Mark Of The Beast Says Prophet Makandiwa as he Tells People To Get Vaccinated

UNITED Family International Church (UFIC) founder, Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa has announced that those who wish to get vaccinated should go ahead and do so. By Michael Gwarisa In a live broadcast on his YouTube Channel, Prophet Makandiwa said contrary to what has been reported about his sermons before, he does not believe or subscribe to the notion that the COVID-19 Vaccine contains the mark of the  beast.  People are asking me saying Man of God, is there a green light? Should we get vaccinated? I have been ignoring all these…

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