Covid-19 vaccination extended to 16 year olds

THE Covid-19 vaccine has been extended to young teenagers aged 16 and 17 with the Sinovac as the first to be approved for this age group.

This comes after the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Innovation, Science and Technology, Professor Amon Murwira made a public statement that specialist paediatricians have recommended the Sinovac vaccine as approved by the Medical Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ).

“All the provinces, secondary schools, colleges, universities and vaccination centres are hereby required to commence the vaccination campaign of this age group with immediate effect,” the minister said.

The health ministry said Zimbabwe was determined to reach herd immunity by the end of the year and that 38% of the targeted population had been vaccinated by the end of October.


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