A TOTAL of 70 940 vaccine doses have been administered in Mutare, which represents 37% of its herd immunity target.
Data analysis drawn from the City of Mutare’s Covid-19 update indicates that 46 692 residents have received first doses while 24 248 have received second doses as of July 20, 2021.
This is against the city’s target to vaccinate 126 000 residents to reach herd immunity.
Mutare shares the border with Mozambique and has been identified by the government as one of the areas of priority in the vaccine rollout.
The local authority confirmed that the first and second doses of Sinopharm and Sinovac are readily available at council clinics and administered to people above the age of 18 years except the pregnant or critically ill.
Mutare acting town clerk Anthony Mutara indicated that they had put in place a cocktail of measures to ensure that the eastern border city is ready for the Covid-19 third wave.