THE Ministry of Health and Child Care has extended the Covid-19 vaccination programme to private health facilities around Zimbabwe.
The institutions have been allowed to charge a nominal fee of injection by a doctor of $434,35 while an injection by a nurse will cost $220, 64.
The Government is on a massive vaccination drive and over one million people have received their first jab, as the country drives to attain herd immunity.
In a statement yesterday, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Child Care, Dr Jasper Chimedza said vaccination had been extended to private hospitals, clinics and medical aid societies and are allowed to charge a nominal fee.
“The implementation of the vaccination programme which was being done mainly by the public sector is now being extended to private health facilities starting with private hospitals, clinics and private medical aid societies.
“The Covid-19 vaccination remains free in public institutions and the private sector. However, the private sector is allowed to charge a nominal administration fee of injection by doctor using AHFoZ (Association of Healthcare Funders of Zimbabwe) claim number 90070, $434.35, an injection by a nurse 90072, $220.64,” said Dr Chimedza.