The country’s biggest diamond producer, the Zimbabwe Consolidation of Diamond Companies (ZCDC) vaccination program has been impressive with the company announcing that 99 per cent of its employees have received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine with 97 per cent receiving the second jab.
The country last month said its vaccination program has been successful and the milestone has been celebrated in ZCDC.
“ZCDC has achieved its herd immunity against Covid-19 with 99% of employees having received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine and 97% having completed the second dose,” the company said.
The President of Zimbabwe H.E Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa has been encouraging the nation to remain vigilant amid the COVID-19 pandemic, he has always said that his government will continue to provide COVID-19 vaccine doses for free until the nation attains herd immunity of 10 million of It’s approximately 14 million people.
The country plans to purchase 1.5 million vaccines monthly from this month up until herd immunity is achieved.
As the country moves forward in its aim of achieving herd immunity, one million people have so far received their first dose of the Covid-19 jab.
Zimbabwe has received rave reviews for its Covid-19 response and special praise from the World Health Organisation (WHO) for the way it has confronted the global pandemic.
The country has so far recorded over 80 000 Covid-19 infections and over 2 400 deaths which has prompted the government to embark on a massive Covid-19 vaccination drive that has now spread to various health centres in all districts.
The country has approved the U.S. Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use. It is the first vaccine produced by a Western country to be licensed in Zimbabwe with vaccines from China, India and Russia already approved.
Well done ZCDC.