The NDoH has released a statement noting its intention to vaccinate at least 45 million South Africans, further confirming its readiness to dispatch 1.1 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
The National Department of Health (NDoH) took to Twitter on Monday, 26 April 2021, to confirm that it is preparing to dispatch 1.1 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The post was shared ahead of the resumption of the Sisonke Vaccination Programme, which resumed today, 28 April 2021.
The statement read, “These vaccines will be flown from the plant in Gqeberha, where the final steps of manufacturing – fill and finish – were completed.” Moreover, Minister Zweli Mkhize was quoted as saying, “Once quality assurance processes are completed with the South African National Control Laboratory, then the vaccines will be dispatched to the various provinces where they will be stored at over 900 distribution sites across the country.”
Despite the numerous setbacks that have been faced by the department already, it has reaffirmed its intention to have the country eventually achieve herd immunization.
See the post below.
— @SAgovnews (@SAgovnews) April 26, 2021