Minister Zweli Mkhize on Wednesday 27 January 2021 shared a guide to better explain South Africa’s vaccine procurement and rollout strategy. The guide covers details about the phased rollout.

SA’s COVID-19 vaccine procurement and rollout strategy

As per government communications, SA “will receive 1 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine – the Oxford University-Astra Zeneca SII vaccine – in January”, with a further 500 000 doses arriving at our shores in February.

“We will begin by vaccinating our country’s estimated 1.25 million healthcare workers. Government is also working closely with South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) to ensure there is no delay approving the vaccine for use”.