Umzingwane District targets achieving herd immunity by monthend

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way citizens live. Masks have become part of our lifestyle and as at 3 November 2021, Zimbabwe had 133 091 confirmed cases, including 127 829 recoveries and 4 684 deaths. So far, reports indicate that a total of 3 336 079 people have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine while 2 618 101 have received their second dose.

In Umzingwane, the Assistant District Development Co-Ordinator Siphathisiwe Mlotshwa has highlighted that the district has been undergoing an intense vaccination drive and expects to reach head immunity.

“As far as vaccinations are concerned, Umzingwane District has vaccinated about 18000 people which is 46% of the targeted 40000 people. Meanwhile the Government is providing vaccines and other consumables whilst we have to source the rest for ourselves. We also have been asked to reach the target for herd immunity by November 30 2021,” she said.

Mlotshwa has also highlighted that to meet the expected targets, the District is working on sending three teams to enable nursing staff to go and camp so as to reach as many people as possible in remote areas.

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