21/06/2021

SA first batch of COVID-19 vaccines will arrive on Monday

Health Minister, Dr. Zweli Mkhize File Pic: GCIS

Dr Zweli Mkhize

The flight carrying South African first batch of COVID-19 vaccines will arrive in the country on Monday.
Health Minister Dr. Zweli Mkhize announced in a statement on Wednesday night the plane carrying 1 million doses will leave India on Sunday.
He said the 1 million doses from the Serum Institute will leave India on Sunday via Dubai and land at OR Tambo International Airport the following day at a time to be confirmed closer to the day.
“After arrival, the vaccines will undergo some technical processes of quarantine, quality assurance and reconciliation that are necessary for the safe distribution. These processes will take a minimum of 10 days and a maximum of 14 days to complete, upon which the government will be ready to distribute the vaccines to all provinces.,” said Mkhize.

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