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chronicle.co.zw 01 Aug, 2022 02:00 am

Matabeleland leads Covid-19 vaccination coverage

Matabeleland leads Covid-19 vaccination coverage
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Bulawayo has recorded 54,4 percent of second dose coverage, Matabeleland North 53,2 percent while Matabeleland South 50,4 percent against a national average of 42,1 percent.“Cabinet wishes to advise that those who received their first dose need to get the second dose in order to benefit from the vaccination exercise,” said Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa, in her post Cabinet media briefing.“Regarding the national vaccination programme, a total of 6 372 958 first doses had been administered, while 4 449 305 people had received their second dose and 937 898 their third dose.“Cabinet wishes to advise that those who received their first dose need to get the second dose in order to benefit from the vaccination exercise.

Statistics from the Ministry of Health and Child Care show for the first dose, Matabeleland North leads at 68,7 percent followed by Matabeleland South and Bulawayo both at 66,1 percent against a national average of 56,7 percent.Nationally the third dose coverage stands at 8,3 percent and Bulawayo and Matabeleland North lead at 13,3 percent followed by Matabeleland South at 12,9 percent.

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