Precious Manomano, Herald reporter – The Herald Newspaper
City of Harare has gradually started decentralising the Covid-19 vaccination campaign to enable residents to access the services.
More vaccination sites have been introduced across the country as part of efforts to decentralise the process and decongest existing service points.
Last week Health and Child Care Deputy Minister Dr John Mangwiro said Government had realised that the numbers of people coming to get vaccinated was increasing and this was causing congestion at Wilkins hospital necessitating the establishment of more service points.
In a statement the city council urged residents to utilise the decentralisation initiative and get vaccinated particularly essential services staff, the elderly, those with chronic health conditions, school staff and security sector.
“The following clinics and hospitals are currently vaccinating over the weekend and public holidays, Parirenyatwa Central hospital, Mbare Polyclinic, Sunningdale satellite, Hatfield Satellite, Highfields Polyclinic, Southerton Satellite, Mufakose Polyclinic, Kuwadzana Satellite, Kuwadzana Polyclinic, Warren park Polyclinic, Kambuzuma Polyclinic, Mabelreign Satellite, Marlborough Satellite, Avondale Satellite, Belvedrere Satellite, Mt Pleasant Satellite, Hatcliffe Polyclinic, Borrowdale Satellite, Highlands FHS, Mabvuku Satellite clinic, Greendale FHS, Eastlea FHS,Wilkins Hospital and Sally Mugabe Central Hospital.
“The decentralisation of vaccination sites will ensure that citizens get their vaccine at a centre nearest to the,” read the statement.
Vaccination sites have been increased to 24 as part of efforts to ensure that every citizen has access to the jab.
The new centres have started operating on the 1st of April.
Government so far brought in 1,2 million doses of the Sinovac vaccine purchased by Treasury of China.
India donated 75 000 Covaxin vaccines so far 35 000 have since been delivered.