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Labour Department confirms starting date of phase two of vaccine rollout plan

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The Labour Department took to Twitter to confirm the scheduled starting date of phase two of the Sisonke vaccination rollout plan, which is set to commence in May 2021.

The Department of Employment and Labour took to Twitter on Tuesday, 6 April 2021, to note the projected starting date of phase two of the Sisonke vaccination rollout programme. The matter has been a contentious one of late, as there have been suggestions that the plan is not clear and that the ruling party is failing to meet its own targets.

Currently, the country is still on phase one of the plan. Phase one focuses on frontline healthcare workers, with the suggested target for phase one being 1.5 million vaccinations by Friday, 30 April 2021. Thereafter, from Saturday, 1 May 2021, the state hopes to rollout phase two of the Sisonke vaccination rollout plan.

Phase two will focus on vaccinating the elderly and children, as they were earmarked as amongst the vulnerable groups during the first wave of the pandemic. With the country already having faced the second wave and the introduction of the South African variant, those statistics are believed to have changed, however, that does not appear to be reflected in the plan.

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Sabelo Makhubo
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