The Zimbabwe National Army is accelerating the country’s Covid 19 vaccination drive as it is now involved in the inoculation of civilians in various provinces across Zimbabwe.
The Army launched the ZNA expanded Covid-19 vaccination program in August this year which has seen thousands of people receiving their jabs across the country.
On 4 September 2021 (yesterday), ZNA doctors and nurses were deployed to Mashonaland West Province at Nyabira Town Centre to vaccinate people.
Those who received their jabs expressed gratitude to the government and ZNA for the service they received. Some citizens told this publication that ZNA doctors administered vaccines with more urgency than other local health facilities where people spend days queueing to receive jabs.
Last month, 2 766 people were vaccinated at Mhangura, Danangwe Clinic, Sanyati Centre and Nyabira by ZNA’s medical staff under the expanded COVID-19 vaccination programme which is being conducted as part of the 2021 Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) Community Assistance week.
Zimbabwe is among the countries with the most successful vaccination and covid 19 management programs in the world.
To date, the country has procured over 11 million doses of Sinovac and Sinopharm vaccines from government resources.
Meanwhile, the country is planning to vaccinate 60% of its population which amounts to 10 million people.
As of 4 September, 16 675 people received their first vaccine doses, bringing the total number of those who received their first jabs to 2 698 632.
A total of 11 355 people received their second dose on the same day, bringing the total to number of fully vaccinated people to 1 700 993 – ZNA Photographer Charles Muchakagara.