Z’bar to get 200,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccines from China

17Nov 2021
The Guardian Reporter
Zanzibar
The Guardian
Z’bar to get 200,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccines from China

ZANZIBAR government will soon receive 200,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccines from China.

Addressing journalists here over the weekend, Health, Social Welfare, the Elderly, Gender and Children minister Nassor Ahmed Mazrui said: "We've enough vaccines and the challenge is a slow pace of people to go vaccination. And very soon we'll receive a consignment of 200,000 vaccines from China. So we're encouraging people to voluntarily go for it."

He however said that in recent days the number of people who go for the jabs has been increasing and on November 1, this year, the number has gone up to 70,000, which is equivalent to 21 percent both UNguja and Pemba.

Hopefully, he said that by December 31, the number will go up to 100,000 (40 percent).

 

Zanzibar government is targeting to vaccinate between 800,000 and 900,000 people by June 2022.

The minister further urged all Zanzibaris to continue vaccinating and if you immunize you will have developed immunity to the disease and protected others from infection.

Director of Preventive Services in the ministry of Health, Dr Ali Said Nyanga called on the public to be vaccinated against Covid-19 to reduce the effects of the pandemic.

For her part, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health Dr Fatuma Mrisho commended countries, international institutions for supporting Zanzibar health services.

She said health services have largely been instrumental in combating various diseases as well as providing health education so that the community can make great strides in the health sector.