The government is yet to set a date for the commencement of COVID-19 vaccination even though the first batch of vaccines are expected in the country tomorrow.
The acting Health secretary, Dr Robert Mudyiradima said the Government is working on vaccine distribution modalities and the public will be informed once everything has been finalised. He said:
The vaccines arriving on Monday and will be distributed across the country.
However, we have some issues we are still finalising such as the date when vaccination will begin.
We are still working on this and other issues and we will let the public know when we have finalised everything.
Meanwhile, 200 000 doses procured from Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinopharm are expected to arrive at 3 AM tomorrow at Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport.
The Government recently announced that front-line health workers, ports of entry officials and funeral parlour workers will be among the first to be vaccinated.
This will be followed by the vaccination of the chronically ill, the elderly, prisoners and those living in refugee camps, and staff at all schools will follow soon after.
Source | The Sunday Mail