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Last modified: 26 Feb 2021
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25 February 2021

The informative meeting was attended by Sarah Baartman District Executive Mayor, Eunice Kekana and Sunday’s Valley Hospital Manger, Dr. Romuald Kom.


Kekana elaborated on the importance of the vaccine, as well as on how national government will facilitate and manage the vaccine rollouts.


She focused on the three rollout phases: healthcare workers; essential workers, persons in congregate settings, persons over 60 years and those over 18 years with comorbidities; and residents over the age of 18.


“Government as the sole purchaser of vaccines will distribute it to provincial governments and the private sector, while a national rollout committee will oversee the vaccine implementation in both the public and private sectors,” said Kekana.


“The vaccination system will be based on a pre-vaccination registration and appointment system. Those vaccinated will be placed on a national register and provided with a vaccination card.


Essential workers, including faith-based leaders and traditional healers, were encouraged to register before the official implementation of the rollout.