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26 Feb 2021
8:40 pm

SA to receive second batch of Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccines

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This comes after Gauteng announced that 16,800 healthcare workers in the province had received the J&J Covid-19 vaccine, finishing the province's allocated doses.

Healthcare workers administer the first batch of Johnson and Johnson vaccines at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto on 17 February 2021, as health workers receive the first jabs of the vaccine in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Picture: Michel Bega

“The consignment will be moved to a secure facility in Gauteng before being distributed to the various vaccine centres in all provinces,” the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) said on Friday evening.

Earlier on Friday, Gauteng Premier David Makhura said all systems were in place for the continuation of the vaccination programme as the next batch of vaccines was expected to arrive over the weekend.

UPDATE: Second batch of Johnson and Johnson vaccines arrives in SA

This came after the province announced that 16,800 healthcare workers in Gauteng had received the J&J Covid-19 vaccine, finishing its its allocated vaccines ahead of the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) schedule of 14 days.

Four more vaccination sites would be opened early next week in the province, namely:

  • Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital
  • Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital
  • Netcare Milpark Private Hospital
  • Ahmed Kathrada Private Hospital

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