Nine-hour wait for elderly man at Covid-19 vaccination site

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An elderly person gets vaccinated in Krugersdorp on day one of Phase 2 of SA's inoculation programme. Photo: Tebogo Letsie/City Press
An elderly person gets vaccinated in Krugersdorp on day one of Phase 2 of SA's inoculation programme. Photo: Tebogo Letsie/City Press

A Covid-19 vaccine voucher and a lengthy wait at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital Recreational Centre were nearly not enough to secure a jab for an elderly Kempton Park man.

Sydwell Phelephele told City Press that he arrived at the vaccination site as early as 5am on Monday. But after a longer than three-hour wait, he was told he would have to return home without the jab.

Monday marked day one of Phase 2 of the country’s Covid-19 vaccination programme.

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