Concerns grow over slow pace of SA's vaccine rollout

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South Africa is most likely to enter a third wave, mainly because the distribution of vaccines is too slow to prevent it.

In a briefing to Parliament last week, Deputy Health Minister Joe Phaahla said the government had missed their target of inoculating 1.5 million healthcare workers. But medical experts are fearing that the third wave could be severe and could prolong vaccine distribution.

Ministerial Advisory Committee (MAC) member Professor Jeffrey Mphahlele said: "The vaccine distribution is too slow, but unless the third wave is less severe, then we don’t need to be concerned. But it will be a miracle for South Africa to escape a third wave. At the rate we are going, we are not going to be able to inoculate everyone before the third wave.”

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