(Last Updated on January 15, 2021 by GERALD NCUBE)
HARARE – Government has said it is monitoring the development and dissemination of the Covid-19 vaccines in other countries with keen interest.
In a statement, Vice President Chiwenga who is also the Minister of Health and Child Care said Zimbabwe had adopted a “measured approach with experts interrogating all safety concerns.”
“I am also aware that some of our citizens are anxious to get vaccinated. The Government is following the development and dissemination of COVID 19 vaccines by other states, with keen interest. Despite the observations made that other African, European and Asian countries had started rolling out vaccines, Zimbabwe adopted a measured approach, with experts interrogating all safety concerns.
“As soon as all technical and administrative obligations are met, Zimbabweans can expect to be vaccinated. The vaccination is going to be voluntary. Let me underscore that my Ministry is doing everything possible to ensure that our citizens are safe from possible side effects of some COVID 19 vaccines, currently on the shelf,” he said.
Citizens have started questioning Government’s plan to acquire vaccines for the public as other countries globally have started administering the approved vaccines.