By Staff Reporter
Zimbabwe expects to receive today the first batch of the 35 000 Covaxin Covid-19 vaccines which were donated by the Indian government .
India donated 75 000 vaccines to Zimbabwe .
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Child Care, Air Commodore Dr Jasper Chimedza, confirmed the development yesterday .
“We are going to take delivery of 35 000 doses of Covid-19 Covaxin donated by the Indian Government, and will be received by the President. The delivery is part of the 75 000 doses they donated and the remaining vaccines will be delivered at a date to be announced. The Indian Government has provided transport for the vaccines, and we expect the plane carrying the vaccines at 5.10pm.”
India’s Covaxin, has an efficacy rate of 81 percent, according to its phase 3 trials.