Labour ward sister Zoliswa Gidi-Dyosi grew to grow to be the first healthworker in SA to be vaccinated against Covid-19 on Wednesday.
She turned into once injected with the Johnson & Johnson vaccination at Khayelitsha District Sanatorium in the Western Cape, watched by well being minister Zweli Mkhize and Western Cape well being MEC Nomafrench Mbombo.
President Cyril Ramaphosa on the Khayelitsha well being facility in Cape Town are even handed one of many first to be vaccinated @SundayTimesZA @TimesLIVE @CapeTown @PresidencyZA pic.twitter.com/OVKYg0jxjl
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[BREAKING NEWS] First Johnson and Johnson jab in South Africa administered in Khayelitsha.
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Mkhize and President Cyril Ramaphosa had been then vaccinated alongside 16 well being employees, including emergency medicine doctor Dr Sa’advert Lahri, housekeeping staffer Mavuyo Mpambani and administration clerk Cwengisa Dadirai.
Mbombo said she would no longer be receiving the vaccination. The Western Cape had got ideal 13,000 of the 80,000 doses that arrived at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg on Tuesday evening, she said.
President @CyrilRamaphosa, Health Minister @DrZweliMkhize and Deputy Minister Dr. Joe Phaahla in addition to the healthcare employees will be vaccinated this afternoon at Khayelitsha District Sanatorium in the Western Cape Province. #WeChooseVaccination pic.twitter.com/g5BzuWlNXj
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This turned into once satisfactory to vaccinate ideal about 10% of the well being employees in the Western Cape, they veritably had been prioritised according to their roles and their comorbidities.
“So how can I jump the queue?” Mbombo told journalists out of doorways the well being facility.
Many of the vaccines sent to the Western Cape will be administered on the province’s greatest hospitals, Groote Schuur and Tygerberg.
This is a developing story.