Health

Safety to all citizens a top priority says President Mnangagwa

 

By Shadreck Gurenje

President Mnangagwa has said vaccines are indeed a critical tool in the battle against the deadly COVID-19 pandemic and getting vaccinated is one of the best ways to protect our nation as a whole.

Giving his key note address at the occasion of receiving his second COVID-19 vaccination dose in Kwekwe today, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said safety of all citizens is a top priority hence routine processes and procedures remain in place to ensure the continued safety of all vaccines that have been authorized for use in the country.

“Safety of all citizens is a top priority. Hence routine processes and procedures remain in place to ensure the continued safety of all vaccines that have been authorized for use in the country.

“Government through the Ministry of Health and Child Care will maintain timely, transparent and factual information with regards to the vaccination programme. It is pleasing that no adverse drug reactions have been recorded since the inception of the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme,” said President Mnangagwa.

The President also said his government is committed to leave no-one and no-place behind. He urged local authorities to prudently use devolution funds for construction and equipping of health facilities at the community level.

In line with the roll out of the National COVID-19 vaccination programme, President Mnangagwa urged communities in border towns to go out in their numbers and receive their vaccine doses.