Coronavirus vaccine sparks debate among South Africans online

Coronavirus vaccine sparks debate among South Africans online

- Covid-19 vaccines will be rolled out in phases in SA and many South Africans are sceptical

- #VaccineForSouthAfrica is now trending online as SAns discuss whether or not they will get it

- Many are against the idea of receiving a Covid-19 vaccine, stating that it has not been tested enough

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President Cyril Ramaphosa spoke about the rolling out of the Covid-19 vaccine in phases during the Nation's Address on Monday evening. South Africans are now discussing their stance on the vaccine online.

Many SAns are not keen on being vaccinated, stating that the production of the Covid-19 vaccine was "too fast" and that they, therefore, cannot trust it. South Africans are suggesting that the vaccine be "trialled" by government officials before being used on the general public.

#VaccineForSouthAfrica is trending once again on Twitter as tweeps discuss whether or not they want to receive the dose.

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South Africans are discussing whether or not they would line up to receive the Covid-19 vaccine through the trending hashtag, #VaccineForSouthAfrica.
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Briefly.co.za compiled a few of the top tweets using the #VaccineForSouthAfrica, which is at the number one trending spot on Twitter. Take a look at some of the tweets below:

@Cmbulele_Mag asked:

"So what will happen if y'all refuse to take the vaccine?? #VaccineforSouthAfrica."

@Hitekanicliffy wrote:

"Mina I wanna take the vaccine next to the president, the same day, same time. I don't wanna take any chances or else I'm not taking it at all. #VaccineforSouthAfrica"

@justallen_m said:

"They mustn’t forget to start with our doctors then our politicians. #VaccineforSouthAfrica"

@Lungah___ tweeted:

"#VaccineforSouthAfrica I do not want it!"

@ThaboMohoba said:

"So ntate @CyrilRamaphosa is rolling out a vaccine without asking us? The silence of the political parties is very loud, did they debate/agree to this? I'm worried yaz. #Covid19InSA #FamilyMeeting #VaccineforSouthAfrica"

Previously, Briefly.co.za reported that Mzansi shared mixed opinions as #VaccineforSouthAfrica trended online. Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize spoke about the vaccine being used for about two-thirds of South Africa's population.

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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.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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