Calls For More Information On Vaccines.
After a continued surge in positive COVID-19 cases, Zimbabweans call on the Ministry of Health and Child Care to urgently do more in disseminating and educating citizens about the vaccination process as to help enhance individual’s ability to make informed decision without compelling them to be inoculated.
In an interview with Vendors Initiative for Social and Economic Transformation (VISET) Communications Officer, Jabulani Chikomwe told Community Radio Harare (CORAH) that people should get COVID-19 vaccines voluntarily after getting all the necessary information on vaccination process.
While VISET is encouraging every citizen to get vaccination, Chikomwe noted that it is amongst fundamental rights and freedoms entrenched in the Constitution of Zimbabwe for every citizen to give consent over vaccination.
Zimbabwean Vice President Constantino Chiwenga on Thursday called for full cooperation from all members of the public to get vaccinated for COVID-19 in light of the continued surge in positive cases across the country. However he said vaccination will soon become mandatory in busy public markets in Harare and Bulawayo.
“With the continued rise in Covid-19 cases, we want full co-operation from everyone. Now that government has procured more vaccines, we want everyone to be vaccinated starting with those in boarder towns and hotspot areas. We will also move into market places like Mbare in Harare and eRenkini in Bulawayo. No vaccination, no table. Protect your customers by getting vaccinated,” said Chiwenga.
A survey carried by CORAH yielded that a large number of citizens did not get enough education on vaccination process, with some appealing to the Ministry of Health and Child Care to demystify rumours surrounding after effects of vaccines.