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Ministry of Health ramps up COVID-19 vaccination

In a post- Cabinet media briefing, Minister of Industry and Commerce Dr Sekai Nzenza, as the Acting Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services reported that a total of 295 new cases were recorded during the week, compared to 179 the previous week. She added that twenty-six (26) new hospital admissions were recorded during the reporting period compared to the thirteen (13) reported the previous week. 


Minister Nzenza said all Provinces were prioritising COVID-19 vaccination at schools and were also making necessary preparations for the second round of poliomyelitis vaccination.

 “Provinces continue to prioritize COVID-19 vaccinations in all schools, with a focus on the 503 secondary schools which have not yet reached the 2nd dose coverage target of 70%. The provinces were also preparing for the second round of poliomyelitis vaccination campaign which is scheduled for early December 2022,” said Minister Nzenza. 

 The Acting Minister of Information said the country’s COVID-19 pandemic response remains on track, but in view of the small increase in new cases, Cabinet has resolved to ramp up COVID-19 vaccination together with the second round of poliomyelitis vaccination.

 “Provinces continue strengthening community engagement on all COVID-19 Public Health and Social Measures (PHSM) in order to address the “COVID-19 fatigue”being observed in most communities,” said the Acting Minister of Information.

 As at 13 November, 2022, a total of 6 560 712 first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine had been administered, while 4 929 331 people had received their second dose, and 1 

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