MDC Alliance has said the Zimbabwean government, in its endeavour to flatten the Coronavirus curve, must engage other jurisdictions besides China to procure COVID-19 vaccines.
The party acknowledged that Zimbabwe received 200 000 doses from Chinese Sinopharm but observes the jabs are not enough for the task at hand.
The party also raised issues to do with transparency in the manner it will be implementing the vaccination programme. In a statement, MDC Alliance also raised concern over the efficacy of the Sinopharm vaccine and also urged the government to acquire the Johnson and Johnson vaccine which it said is cheaper.
Meanwhile, some say the Johnson and Johnson vaccine is yet to be approved by the FDA in America adding that they have just applied for emergency use at World Health Organisation and there no approval yet.
We attach MDC Alliance’s statement below.