President Emmerson Mnangagwa Thursday said Zimbabwe is now ready for a Covid-19 vaccine roll out which will be introduced soon and for free to all citizens.
Speaking during his State of the Nation Address (SONA) held at the State House in a State of the Nation Address this afternoon Mnangagwa said:
Our overall national response strategy has reached a stage where we can now introduce vaccines as a second front preventive measure. As such, covid-19 vaccines which have been scientifically ascertained to be safe, will soon be introduced. These will be state-funded and free. The national vaccination strategy will continue to be guided by the best available scientific evidence and the safety of Zimbabweans remains a priority.
He also said frontline workers, the elderly and those with underlying medical conditions are among the people who will be prioritised.
The president speaks when Zimbabwe has registered over 33 000 infections and more than 1 200 deaths since March last year.
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