Vice President and Minister of Health and Child Care Dr Constantino Chiwenga has become the first person to be vaccinated against Covid-19 at a ceremony that signalled the commencement of the country’s vaccination programme.
The VP was vaccinated just after 12pm.
Zimbabwe kick-started its vaccination programme today after receiving a donation of 200 000 shots of the Sinopharm vaccine from The People’s Republic of China.
Against a background of safety pessimism from some quotas which have persisted even after World Health Organization (WHO) assurances, VP Chiwenga has set the tone by becoming the first recipient of the vaccine.
The VP’s vaccination is set to assure health care workers who are set to benefit from the first phase of the vaccination programme. Nhau/Indaba