The MDC Alliance has said their party leader Nelson Chamisa is concerned about the efficacy and the safety of the COVID-19 vaccines that are being rolled out by the government in Zimbabwe.
This was revealed in a Twitter thread that stated that any vaccination however prioritises frontline workers before politicians:
.As highlighted by President @nelsonchamisa at the presentation of our alternative Covid19 Response Plan, fighting the pandemic is a collective effort that offers no room for politicking. The central objective must always be to save lives & mitigate suffering.
As we’ve highlighted time and again, we support the roll out of a widespread vaccination drive in the fight against Covid19. However, we have reservations around the efficacy and safety of the vaccines that have been rolled out thus far.
President Chamisa will respond to a vaccination drive that is safe & good for the citizens. President Chamisa has not been invited to the event in Victoria Falls.
.However, our position is that any vaccination drive must prioritize frontline healthworkers & the vulnerable before being accessed by politicians in the interests of public health & putting the people we are called to serve first.
This was after it emerged that President Mnangagwa will be vaccinated at an event to be held in Victoria Falls on Wednesday.
Zimbabwe took delivery of a total of 600 000 doses of Sinovac and Sinopharm from China over the past month. Close to 45 000 people have been vaccinated in the country so far.
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