COVID-19: J&J vaccine rollout begins

Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital is one of health facilities selected to administer the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. 80,000 of the doses arrived last night and healthcare workers will be the first in line to receive the jabs. But is our health system ready for this move. #eNCA​ Courtesy #DSv403

JOHANNESBURG - The first batch of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines arrived in South Africa on Tuesday night.

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The South African Medical Association (SAMA) says the vaccine will be administered at 17 sites.

Some healthcare workers should receive their jabs on Wednesday.

The media was not allowed access to witness the arrival at OR Tambo International Airport.

However, the government says media would be invited to vaccination events around the country.

READ: COVID-19: 1,210 new cases, 219 more deaths

Meanwhile, the Health Department reported 1,210 new COVID-19 cases in South Africa. 

The department also confirmed 219 more COVID-19 related deaths, taking SA's death toll to 48,313.

Watch the video above for more details from the South African Medical Association.

The South African Medical Association has confirmed that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will arrive on Tuesday. The association expects the rollout of the vaccine to begin on Wednesday. Courtesy #DStv403

Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital is one of health facilities selected to administer the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.

80,000 the doses arrived Tuesday night and healthcare workers will be the first in line to receive the jabs.

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eNCA

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