‘Think of others’: elderly people in Zimbabwe dispel scepticism on Covid vaccine

‘Think of others’: elderly people in Zimbabwe dispel scepticism on Covid vaccine

The Guardian

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While younger generations remain suspicious, growing numbers of senior citizens are taking up the jab

They may be old, frail, and vulnerable but they are the foot soldiers at the front of Zimbabwe’s Covid vaccination drive. Amid widespread scepticism among the younger population, it is elderly people who are coming out to lead by example.

The queues at the vaccination centres in the capital, Harare, are dominated by older people. At Wilkins Hospital, Felda Mupemhi, 85, grasps her walking stick as she trudges toward a white tent, where nurses are administering the Sinopharm vaccine.

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