Doctors raise concerns about pace of vaccine roll-out

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The first group of KwaZulu-Natal health workers will get their Covid-19 Johnson & Johnson vaccine jabs on Thursday amid an outcry from doctors over the slow pace at which the government is procuring vaccines.

The South African Medical Association (SAMA), which initially supported government’s vaccine procurement plan, said its members were becoming disillusioned with the manner in which the entire vaccination process was unfolding.

“There are about 1,2 million health care workers in the country and yet the government was only able to procure 80 000 [does from J&J].

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