COVID-19 Vaccine Plan For South Africa

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The question many South Africans have been asking has been when the country will receive the COVID-19 vaccine since many other countries have started distribution of these vaccines.


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Recently claims have been made that South Africa missed the deadline to secure the COVAX vaccine. However, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has set the record straight.
During a briefing on the recent COVID-19 developments in South Africa, Mkhize announced that the delay in the COVAX vaccine was as a result of administrative issues.
According to the Health Minister, the format used by the COVAX programme did not align with that of the Treasury.
Mkhize reassures citizens that the necessary documentation has been signed and that the payment due to COVAX will be made in "the next two or three days".
The DA says that it would like for the country's COVID-19 vaccine plans to be made available to the public.
They have written to the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation to find answers on South Africa's participation in the vaccine programme and also considered submitting a Promotion of Access to Information Act application to the Health Minister requesting a detailed vaccine plan.
In the opinion of John Steenhuisen, DA leader, South Africa has not done everything in their power to acquire a vaccine for the virus.

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