Joseph Madzimure Senior Reporter
PARIRENYATWA Group of Hospital senior doctors and Herald Reporters were the first to volunteer to receive the Covid-19 Sinopharm vaccine today at the health institution as the Government intensifies vaccination of frontline workers.
Among the volunteers were Dr Asaph Ziruma, Dr Tafadzwa Tsikira, Dr Munyaradzi Katiro who got their jabs mid-morning today.
Senior Reporter Joseph Madzimure, photographer Kudakwashe Hunda and Star FM reporter Maxwell Tapatapa also got their jabs
More than 3000 frontline works at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospital are expecting to receive the Covid-19 Sinopharm vaccine over the ten-day period that have been set aside for the institution.
Acting Clinical director for Parirenyatwa Hospital Dr Tsitsi Magure said senior doctors chose to get vaccinated so as to encourage other health workers to take up the jab.
The exercise started at 10 am today.
“This is the first day so I am glad that doctors have taken this on board. As you can see 99 percent of the people who have been vaccinated on first day today are doctors. Iam very happy, it’s a confidence booster and it means they know they are at risk. We have been waiting for this vaccine,”.
She commented the Government for prioritising frontline workers who are committed to offer health service for their country
“We thank the Government for prioritising us, frontline workers and people are taking it on board.
We will be continuing with the rest of the staff members as we go. Iam glad that the first day was good, as you can see we are overwhelmed,”