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Lack of clarity surrounds provincial vaccine rollout as organisations lament untransparent government

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A member of a German Red Cross mobile vaccination team prepares the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for employees and inhabitants of a retirement nursery in Dillenburg, Germany. Picture: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters
A member of a German Red Cross mobile vaccination team prepares the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for employees and inhabitants of a retirement nursery in Dillenburg, Germany. Picture: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

With South Africa's first batch of Covid-19 vaccines set to arrive before the end of the month, most provinces have not yet finalised their vaccine rollout plans, and while some are close to completion, others are seemingly far from it.

The lack of clarity comes as corruption-busting organisation Corruption Watch lamented the lack of transparency surrounding South Africa's vaccine response.

In what will be the largest vaccine rollout programme in South Africa's history, some provincial health departments have yet to finalise their strategy to administer the Covid-19 vaccine to its citizens.

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