Harare, 19 August, 2021 / 12:24 pm (ACI Africa).
A Catholic Priest serving in Zimbabwe’s Harare Archdiocese is facilitating COVID-19 vaccine access to vulnerable persons, including the elderly, through a vaccination center set up at the New Highfield Roman Catholic Church.
“I realized that most of the people in my community of New Highfield could not make it to Wilkins Hospital to get this vaccine,” Fr. Clifford Nhetekwa has been quoted as saying.
In the Wednesday, August 18 news report, Fr. Nhetekwa says that some members in the community “were citing transport costs and the majority of the people are very old as Highfield is an old suburb.”
The Catholic Priest proceeded to contact officials of the Ministry of Health and Childcare to set up a mobile vaccination clinic that operates from the Catholic Parish.
“I approached the Ministry of Health and they said to me they have a mobile team that can go around and they came to my Parish for the sake of the old people and the transport,” the Zimbabwean Priest recounts in the report.