South Africa’s 80 000 doses of the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine touched down at the OR Tambo International Airport earlier this week, and the rollout began on Wednesday 17 February 2021, with the first people to get the vaccine being frontline health workers around the country.
President Cyril Ramaphosa and Health Minister Zweli Mkhize were also among the first to get the jab. Here’s a look in pictures at how the first day of vaccinations went.
The J&J vaccines arrive on our shores
From here the vaccines were moved to specific vaccination sites across the country.
The vaccine was transported and stored under specific conditions.
Health workers were the first to receive the vaccine, along with Health Minister Zweli Mkhize.
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A healthcare worker receives a dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine against the COVID-19 coronavirus at the Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria.