Vaccine shortages lead to healthcare workers lying to jump queue

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A healthcare worker receives a dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine against the coronavirus.
A healthcare worker receives a dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine against the coronavirus.
Phill Magakoe/AFP

The small supply of Covid-19 vaccines and the need to ration them has seen healthcare workers desperate for the jab, lying about being frontline workers in an attempt to jump the queue.

South Africa is currently on its second batch of 80 000 Johnson & Johnson vaccines as part of an implementation study.

Healthcare workers who are eager to be vaccinated before the expected third wave of the disease hits, have been turned away from vaccination sites because of a limited supply of vaccines.  

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