Two South Africans share their journey taking part in a Covid-19 vaccine trial

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Tasneem Kathrada was part of the Covid-19 vaccine trial in Johannesburg. (supplied)
Tasneem Kathrada was part of the Covid-19 vaccine trial in Johannesburg. (supplied)
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Robyn Porteous, 33, has been getting a phone call every month for the past year from a healthcare worker to check up on her. It's part of the routine she signed up for.

Porteous, an activist and writer in Johannesburg, is one of 2 070 South Africans who enrolled to be part of the Covid-19 Vaccine Trial in South African adults with and without HIV infection.

In the same boat as Porteous is 25-year-old second-year law student Tasneem Kathrada, who also volunteered to participate in the local Covid-19 vaccine trial.

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