Govt, Churches Partner Under "Operation Marah" To Vaccinate Christians2 years ago
The government has partnered with churches to drive the national vaccination campaign under a programme code-named Operation Marah.
Under operation Marah, churches can invite Government vaccination teams to vaccinate members against COVID-19 at church premises.
This comes after the Government last month relaxed COVID-19 restrictions to allow church gatherings for fully vaccinated worshippers.
Speaking at the launch of the programme on Sunday, Child and Health Care Deputy Minister Dr John Mangwiro said the acceptance of vaccination by almost all churches was a positive boost that would complement Government’s efforts to fight the pandemic.
He encouraged church leaders to continue educating and encouraging their members to be vaccinated for their safety and that of the nation.
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Under the scheme, outreach teams will be assigned when churches have arranged members to assemble at a suitable central point for vaccination.
Deputy Minister Mangwiro reiterated that a second jab can be received in any town or area.
Zimbabwe Indigenous Inter-denominational Council of Churches (ZIICC) chairman Andrew Wutawunashe said the church fully supports the vaccination programme.
He said as a demonstration of the churches’ commitment to embracing the vaccination programme, bishops, pastors and leaders from several denominations had brought their congregants to be vaccinated.