Zimbabwe on Sunday received an additional one million doses of the Chinese developed Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine.
The vaccines arrived at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport in Harare and were received by Finance and Economic Development Minister Mthuli Ncube.
Posting on Twitter, Ncube said an additional 1.5 million vaccines later this week. He said:
Walking the Talk: Zimbabwe today received an additional 1 million doses of World Health Organization approved Sinovac COVID-19 vaccines. We expect to receive an additional 1.5 million vaccines later this week.
To date, Zimbabwe has received over 5 million vaccine doses. Saving lives and livelihoods: vaccination program is part of Zimbabwe’s economic recovery strategy.
Zimbabwe has authorised the use of the Chinese Sinovac and Sinopharm vaccines, as well as Russia’s Sputnik V and India’s Covaxin.
The Ministry of Health and Child Care has extended the COVID-19 vaccination programme to private health facilities at hotspots around Zimbabwe.
The institutions have been allowed to charge a nominal fee of injection by a doctor of $434.35, injection by a nurse at $220.64.
To date, a total of 1 438 890 people has received their first dose against COVID-19, while 677 774 have received both doses.