Soldiers To Embark On Mass COVID-19 Vaccination In Bulawayo
4 August 2021
The Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) is set to embark on a four-day mass vaccination campaign in Bulawayo as part of its community outreach programme.
The outreach will be held in Cowdray Park and Emganwini suburbs from Tuesday to Friday.
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Every year, the ZDF holds a community outreach programme in August as part of Defence Forces Day commemorations.
Bulawayo Town Clerk Christopher Dube confirmed the ZDF outreach programme and urged all adults to get vaccinated. Said, Dube:
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).
The exercise which is part of the ZDF’S community outreach programme will be from Tuesday, 3 August 2021 to Friday 6 August 2021.
The ZDF outreach programme is set to benefit hundreds of Bulawayo residents, especially from the western suburbs, who have been struggling to get vaccinated as health centres are being overwhelmed.
As part of its peacetime activities, Zimbabwe's military has constructed schools and rehabilitated roads among other community programmes.