Launch: Phase Two Vaccination 16 May 2021

It gives us great pleasure as the National Health Council to give details to the public about the mass vaccination campaign that will kick off tomorrow.


We know that everyone has been very anxious to know what will happen tomorrow and how we will start to vaccinate our most vulnerable citizens and then move onto vaccinating the general population- I am happy the MEC’s have joined me here today because they will each detail the provincial plans in a moment.


The Sisonke Programme has now ended and has vaccinated a total of 478 733 South Africans. The Programme received a total of 500 000 doses.These doses will not be used for phase two or phase three, but will be used by the Medical research Council to conduct important studies and programmes that will help us to understand how the vaccines work for population groups such as persons living with HIV and other co-morbidities, elite athletes, pregnant and lactating women and other special groups.

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