Zim Army to embark on mass vaccination

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Nqobile Tshili Bulawayo Correspondent

THE Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) is set to embark on a four-day mass vaccination in Bulawayo as part of its community outreach programme.

The outreach will be held in Cowdray Park and Emganwini suburbs from Tuesday to Friday.

Annually, the ZDF holds a community outreach programme in August as part of  ZDF Day commemorations.

The army has constructed schools and rehabilitated roads among other community programme as it works towards providing all-encompassing national security and development.

Bulawayo Town Clerk Mr Christopher Dube confirmed the ZDF outreach programme and urged all adults to get vaccinated.

“The City of Bulawayo in conjunction with the Ministry of Health and Child Care and the Zimbabwe Defence Forces will be conducting a community outreach Covid-19 vaccination programme in the Cowdray Park Hlalani Kuhle Consortium office and Emganwini (Food for Less shopping Centre),” said Mr Dube.

“The exercise which is part of the ZDF’S community outreach programme will be from Tuesday, 3 August 2021 to Friday 6 August 2021.”

He urged adults to take advantage of the mass vaccination programme.

The ZDF outreach programme is set to benefit scores of Bulawayo residents, especially from the western suburbs, who have been struggling to get vaccinated as health centres are being overwhelmed.