COVID-19 in SA: Rush to jab healthcare workers

A last-minute rush for many who still want to get the COVID-19 vaccine before the Sisonke Trial ends. Healthcare workers and support staff have been prioritised for this Phase 1 rollout. But it seems there's no need for panic. eNCA’s Heidi Giokos reports. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - There's been a last-minute rush countrywide for thousands of people who still want to get the COVID-19 vaccine before the Sisonke Trial ends.

Healthcare workers and support staff have been prioritised for this Phase 1 rollout.

READ: Race to register the elderly for COVID-19 vaccine

But it would seem some people have submitted false information in order to get inoculated.

A communique, purportedly from Sisonke, has added to the chaos by incorrectly inviting walk-ins.

* eNCA reporters Heidi Giokos, Dasen Thathiah and Nobesuthu Hejana filed these reports.

Confusion has reigned outside the Netcare St Augustine’s Hospital as healthcare workers scrambled to get vaccinated. But a communique – purportedly from Sisonke – added to the chaos by incorrectly inviting walk-ins. eNCA’s Dasen Thathiah reports. Courtesy #DStv403

At Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, management says it hasn't been informed of people submitting false information to get inoculated. eNCA’s Nobesuthu Hejana reports. Courtesy #DStv403

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