President Cyril Ramaphosa and different high Authorities officers are anticipated to obtain SA’s first consignment of the Oxford Astra Zeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses on Monday afternoon.
“Covishield” is being produced beneath license by AstraZeneca by the Serum Institute of India.
The President confirmed that Deputy President David Mabuza and Well being Minister Zweli Mkhize, alongside different dignitaries can be on the OR Tambo airport to obtain the vaccine, the place the primary rollout can be made.
“The arrival of the primary consignment at OR Tambo Worldwide Airport marks the beginning of the vaccine rollout which President Ramaphosa describes as the biggest and most advanced logistical vaccine enterprise in South Africa’s nation’s historical past,” the Presidency stated.
“The size of supply is unprecedented by way of the quantity of people that should be reached inside a brief area of time.”
The primary cargo of 1 million doses of the #OxfordAstraZeneca vaccine from the @SerumInstIndia is on the best way to @ortambo_int
The cargo left the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Worldwide Airport in Mumbai at this time and can arrive in South Africa on 1 February 2021.#COVID19 pic.twitter.com/lTw1EtGi0d
— South African Authorities (@GovernmentZA) January 31, 2021