President Mnangagwa Receives Second Shot Of Sinovac Covid-19 Vaccine
President Emmerson Mnangagwa received his second dose of the Sinovac vaccine today at Kwekwe General Hospital as the national vaccination drive continues to gain momentum.
This comes after he received his first shot last month in Victoria Falls where he launched the second phase of the national vaccination programme.
He was joined by other political leaders who also got their second jabs.
In preparation for his second dose of the Sinovac vaccine, President Mnangagwa first went through some health checks.
Speaking during the vaccination program, President Mnangagwa said he was encouraged by the ongoing uptake of the vaccine by the targeted groups in both phases and how the vaccination programme has been progressing well ever since the country received its first batch of the vaccine.
He revealed that a total of more than 300 000 have so far received the first dose, while an excess of 36 000 have received the second dose.
President Mnangagwa urged the nation to accept the Covid-19 vaccines as that was the key to the opening of the economy.
Vice President Chiwenga is the one who kicked off the national Covid-19 vaccination programme when he became the first Zimbabwean to receive the Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine on February 18. He received his second Sinopharm dose at Wilkins Hospital in Harare last month.
While Vice President Chiwenga received the vaccine which was manufactured by Chinese state-owned pharmaceutical company SinoPharm, President Mnangagwa received the vaccine made by Beijing-based private biopharmaceutical company Sinovac.
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