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ZIMBABWE Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) have written to Health Minister Constantino Chiwenga demanding assurances the Chinese Covid-19 vaccine being imported into the country by government was safe.

The group also wants the government to guarantee that future vaccines used in combination with China’s Sinopharm undergo the necessary protection and efficacy testing and report the findings on the innocent public in advance.

If they had not been given a favourable response by closing business on Friday, the lawyers’ association threatened to approach the courts.

“It is, therefore, our client’s view that clinical trials precede the rolling out of the vaccination programme, the aim is to establish whether the vaccination drug undergoing trials is safe to administer and will not have adverse side effects. If that occurs, many lives will be threatened and they could undergo permanent side effects,” wrote Mbizo, Muchadehama, and Makoni of ZLHR in the letter.

Data Source: New Zimbabwe

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