COVID-19 vaccine storage site deemed secure

Deputy President David Mabuza says he’s satisfied that the Biovac COVID-19 vaccine storage facility is up to the task. Govan Whittles reports. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Government's denied claiming the Johnson & Johnson vaccines -- currently being administered -- are part of its rollout.

It responded while inspecting the Biovac facility in Midrand, Johannesburg, where the COVID-19 vaccines are being stored.

READ: Mabuza visits Biovac Institute in Midrand

The denial follows the SA Health Products Regulatory Authority chastising the state for not clarifying that the vaccine is only part of a clinical trial.

The trial includes the country’s healthcare workers, as well as the president and the health minister.

READ: SA lockdown: SA to have 49 vaccine sites

Meanwhile, Deputy President David Mabuza said he’s satisfied that the vaccine storage facility is up to the task.

* eNCA's Govan Whittles reports.


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