People with underlying conditions have been encouraged to take the Sinopharm Covid-19 jab as the national Covid-19 vaccination roll-out opened up to include more people.
Ms Sibusisiwe Chibaya, a senior manager in human resources with the Zimbabwe Power Company said getting the jab might save the lives of those with pre-existing conditions.
Ms Chibaya got her shot at Wilkins Hospital yesterday.
“I have lived with a heart condition for many years. I actually have artificial heart valves and I also have high blood pressure, and I suffer migraine headaches.
“I have a lot of challenges health wise but I decided to be brave,” she said.
She said people with underlying conditions were at high risk of dying from Covid-19 and needed to be proactive to safeguard their lives.
“What people are saying about the vaccination not being safe for us is not true. I decided to get the jab and I feel ok, my heart is not beating too fast and I don’t have a headache.
“I want to encourage someone out there who have pre-existing conditions to come and get a new life. I am sure we will be safer if we get vaccinated,” said Ms Chibaya.