Zimbabweans Welcome Free Covid-19 Vaccines


Zimbabweans have welcomed the news that Covid-19 vaccines that Government is procuring with the assistance of international partners and friendly nations would be distributed to citizens for free.

Clarifying the government position following his comments that had been taken out of context, Finance Minister, Professor Mthuli Ncube in a statement said: “I would like to make it clear that the vaccine that the Government is procuring with the support of our international partners and friends will be made available for free to the citizens of Zimbabwe.”

Following the news, Whatsapp groups and other social media platforms were ablaze with responses.

Welcoming the news with a sigh of relief, Mrs Martha Masiiwa of Norton said: “This is the best news I have heard this whole week. I am anxiously waiting to be vaccinated and was quite upset when I thought I would pay for the vaccine.”

She said she hopes her entire family, especially her mother in law who is 85 years and suffers from diabetes is vaccinated early.

Martha Moyo of Warren Park 1 in Harare said once the vaccine comes, she will ensure her family is vaccinated.

“What’s now left is for us to be vaccinated once the vaccines come. I also hope my fellow Zimbabweans will continue to wear their masks even after being vaccinated. We need to continue protecting each other,” she said.

Mr Brighton Madamombe of Mabvuku said he is happy that the vaccine will be administered for free.