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Zim Receives Second Batch of Cholera Vaccines, Boo...

Zim Receives Second Batch of Cholera Vaccines, Boosting Vaccination Drive

Zim Now Writer

On Saturday, Zimbabwe received a batch of 211 200 doses cholera vaccines from the International Co-ordinating Group.

The remaining batches of doses are expected on February 12 and 17, respectively, adding to the 892 296 delivered last month.

Govt has secured 2.2 million doses of the oral cholera vaccine.

The ministry revealed that Chitungwiza received 251 622 doses, Manicaland 351 471, Mashonaland Central 109 324, Mashonaland East 20 279, Mashonaland West 12 777)m, Masvingo 339 488, Midlands 124 906, and Harare 674 796.

Ministry of Health and Child Care Permanent Secretary Dr Aspect Maunganidze said the vaccination programme was going on very well.

“The cholera vaccine was shipped in the country in batches, from January 25.The vaccination campaign is going on very well, with above 90 percent coverage being reported so far across all targeted hotspots.

“So far, 690 000 people have received vaccines,” Dr Maunganidze said.

He said the second batch of vaccines will prioritise hotspot areas in Harare.

“Other provinces received their consignment, but Harare had a shortfall of 418 586 doses,” he said.

As at February 9, the country had 23 597 suspected cases, 2 477 confirmed, 448 suspected deaths, 71 confirmed deaths and 22 853 recoveries.

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