Undocumented immigrants offered Covid-19 jab without risk of being deported

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Sizwe Zwane, a homeless man without an identity document, was able to get the Covid-19 vaccine at the Denis Hurley Centre.
Sizwe Zwane, a homeless man without an identity document, was able to get the Covid-19 vaccine at the Denis Hurley Centre.
Thabiso Goba

The Denis Hurley Centre (DHC) has assured undocumented immigrants they won’t share their details with authorities if they choose to get vaccinated for Covid-19.

The DHC in Durban has been chosen as one of a few organisations by the Department of Health to pilot their programme of vaccinating undocumented immigrants. The programme, which ran between Tuesday and Thursday, was also extended to homeless South African citizens without identity documents.

Raymond Perrier, director of DHC, said there has been a good turnout on the three days with hundreds of people managing to get their jabs.

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