The Indian Covaxin Covid 19 vaccine is set to be first delivered in Harare today with President Emmerson Mnangagwa scheduled to receive 35,000 of the 75,000 doses donated by the Indian Government.
A second shipment of 40 000 is to be supplied after all logistical plans arein place.
The Herald notes that yesterday, Air Commodore Dr. Jasper Chimedza, Permanent Secretary in the Minister for Health and Child Care, said:
“We will receive and receive the President 35,000 doses of the donated Covid-19 Covaxin from the Indian Government.”
He also claimed that distribution was part of the 75 000 doses they donated and the remainder of the vaccines will be given on a notifiable date.
are not injected with living substances or potentially toxic substances.
The Zimbabwean Government aims to immunize, and uses vaccines from a variety of countries and firms for at least 60 percent of the population (10 million people).
The Covaxin rates in India are estimated to be 81 percent efficient and Phase 3 tests have been reported.
When the first Indian donation is delivered, stocks of vaccines that are already received as a gift from China and in a trade order put with Sinovac in China will be added.
Zimbabwe embarked on last month’s immunization program and became the first in Africa to vaccinate Covid-19 people.
Nearly 55 000 individuals have been vaccinated with Covid-19 Sinopharm so far.