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SA will have received 250,000 COVID-19 vaccines by end of Feb, says Health Dept

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Ministerial Advisory Committee member and Medical Council Chairperson Professor Glenda Gray said they are impressed with the process so far.

South Africa’s second tranche of Johnson&Johnson COVID-19 vaccines has touched down at OR Tambo International Airport on Saturday, 27 February 2021. Picture: GCIS.

CAPE TOWN – The Health Department said the country would have received about 250,000 vaccines by the end of tomorrow.

This as the second batch of 80,000 Johnson & Johnson vaccines arrived in the country on Saturday morning from Belgium.

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So far, 63,000 frontline health care staff have been vaccinated.

Ministerial Advisory Committee member and Medical Council Chairperson Professor Glenda Gray said they are impressed with the process so far.

“We believe this approach is good and efficient and we are excited to be able to roll out the single jab together with the Department of Health. We want to thank everyone for working tirelessly to achieve these ambitious timelines,” she said.

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