Midlands State University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Victor N Muzvidziwa, together with the Registrar, Mr T Zishiri, and the Executive Dean of Students, Ms F Chakauya are among members of the university community who received their second doses of the Sinopharm vaccine at the University’s Gweru Main Campus on Monday 3 May 2021 as part of the ongoing national COVID-19 vaccination programme.
Speaking after being inoculated, Professor Muzvidziwa said the vaccination programme is critical in the fight against the global pandemic and applauded members of staff for heeding the call to get vaccinated.
“The 2nd vaccination phase is very critical in that you have to complete the whole cycle. I am happy that MSU staff have embraced vaccination as part of the global strategy to beat the pandemic. With team work and collective efforts, we should be able to reach herd immunity and help in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. There is no doubt that the efforts that we have taken so far have yielded positive results,” said the Vice-Chancellor.
Commenting on the vaccination programme, the University’s Acting Health Services Director, Dr Gerald Hangaika, said the 2nd dose of the vaccine is important in the fight against the Coronavirus.
“We are satisfied by staff members’ uptake of the vaccination programme. We are anticipating a third wave, and the more people that get vaccinated, the better protected we are as an institution,” he said.
The COID-19 vaccination programme will run until the 7th of May 2021 across all campuses and is open to those also wishing to receive their first doses.
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