Zimbabwe developing COVID-19 vaccination plan

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A medical syringe and a vial in front of the COVAX word are seen in this creative illustrative photo. More than one hundred fifty COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine are in development across the world, several of which have the third phase of clinical trials, as media reported. (Photo illustration by STR/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
A medical syringe and a vial in front of the COVAX word are seen in this creative illustrative photo. More than one hundred fifty COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine are in development across the world, several of which have the third phase of clinical trials, as media reported. (Photo illustration by STR/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Zimbabwe is developing a draft COVID-19 vaccination framework for the roll-out of the vaccine, this is according to Acting Information Minister Jefferson Muswere

Zimbabwe has announced that it could receive its first batch of the COVID-19 vaccine next month, with the government now finalizing its national deployment plan and the training of health care workers.

The country will procure the vaccine through COVAX, a global initiative led by the World Health Organization.

Frontline health care workers and the elderly will first be inoculated.

Muswere urged the public to observe lockdown regulations to curb the spread of the virus.

Zimbabwe has entered into another lockdown, starting from Jan. 5 to 31, amid a second wave of the pandemic.

As of Wednesday, the country had recorded 24,256 cases with 13,658 recoveries and 589 deaths

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