- The Covid-19 vaccine will be rolled out in South Africa very soon but SAns are expressing concern regarding this
- #VaccineforSouthAfrica has been trending on social media as many ask questions and share advice
- A lot of South Africans want the government to receive the vaccine first while others want to receive it early and put an end to the pandemic
With news about the Covid-19 vaccine being used in South Africa spreading, SAns have had mixed reactions. #VaccineforSouthAfrica has been trending on Twitter since the weekend and South Africans have expressed concerns.
Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize spoke about the vaccine being used for about two-thirds of South Africa's population. The general opinion has been a positive one as many across the country want the pandemic to come to a quick end.
However, there are those who are worried about the side-effects of the vaccine and if they'd be short-term or long-term.
Briefly.co.za took to Twitter to see what SAns are saying under #VaccineforSouth Africa. Take a look at some of the tweets below:
"The EFF leadership has always been the only hope for the African child. They used to question everything, I am worried about their lack of interest in investigating vaccines and issues raised by the public on Covid-19. Are they selling out? #VaccineforSouthAfrica."
"Choosing not to get vaccinated is a basic human right all citizens have. Zweli Mkhize and Cyril Ramaphosa must not waste the taxpayers' money and buy everyone a vaccine without doing a survey first. #level5lockdown #VaccineforSouthAfrica #CyrilMustGo #ArrestPravin"
"Can't the #VaccineforSouthAfrica start with the Parliamentarians, especially those 60s grandpas & grandmas there? I'm sure they'd appreciate the gesture #nationallockdown #ZweliMkhize"
"Government officials and their families first, starting from the top. #VaccineforSouthAfrica"
"This #VaccineforSouthAfrica better work because I honestly can't wait to burn all my masks."
In other news about the Covid-19 vaccine, Briefly.co.za recently reported that President Cyril Ramaphosa has responded to fierce criticism over the nation's efforts to procure Covid-19 vaccines.
In a response to queries over the nation's plans to procure vaccines, Ramaphosa revealed that Pfizer and BioNTech have offered to supply the continent with 50 million Covid-19 vaccines for health workers during the course of the year.
Ramaphosa, commenting as the African Union's chairman, also revealed that Moderna has no supplies for Africa to procure, while another supplier redirected inquiries after signalling a lack of stack for the duration of 2021.
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