Mkhize: Next batch of vaccines arrive on Saturday

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize addressed parliament on South Africa's progress in COVID-19 vaccination on Tuesday. Courtesy of #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - The next batch of 80,000 Johnson & Johnson vaccines will arrive on Saturday.

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize made the announcement during a Parliamentary debate on the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

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"We have joined more than 87 countries globally in the next phase of our fight against COVID-19," Mkhize said.

"It's also my pleasure to announce that the next batch of 80,000 doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccines will arrive this Saturday."

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At the same debate, ANC MP Kenneth Leonard Jacobs called on all political parties to put their differences aside and work together in the fight against COVID-19.

Jacobs says government has been following scientific advice in the vaccine acquirements and the rollout.


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