Over 5 000 receive Covid-19 booster shots

Online Desk |  1 year ago | top

Over 5 000 people have so far turned up for the Covid-19 booster shot countrywide. 

According to the Ministry of Health and Child Care, 5 952 have received their hots.

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Child Care Dr Jasper Chimedza said people would be eligible to receive booster shots six months after receiving their second dose of the vaccine. 

He said the third booster dose would proceed with the same vaccine type used for the first and second doses for an individual. 

Zimbabwe stepped up its already successful Covid-19 vaccination campaign in December , after the Omicron variant, thought to spread faster but less deadly, was discovered in South Africa at the end of November.