First SA Nurse to Receive Vaccine Is Back at Work, Mzansi Is Proud

First SA Nurse to Receive Vaccine Is Back at Work, Mzansi Is Proud

- Nurse Zoliswa Gigi-Dyosi was the first South African to receive the Covid-19 vaccine

- Gigi-Dyosi did not take time off and jumped straight back into work as a midwife

- Gigi-Dyosi delivered a healthy 5kg baby boy shortly thereafter and received tons of praise from social media users

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Nurse Zoliswa Gigi-Dyosi made waves around the country after being the first citizen to receive the Covid-19 vaccine. She delved back into her frontline healthcare work by delivering a healthy big 5kg baby boy.

Images of the wonderful nurse have been shared on social media with many congratulating her for continuously stepping up to the plate. @nataliemalgas posted two images of Gigi-Dyosi to Twitter in celebration of her hard work.

Many South Africans took to @nataliemalgas' replies section to share sweet posts about the lovely nurse while some questioned the weight of the newborn baby.

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SA's first nurse to get vaccine delivered a 5kg baby afterwards and SA is shook

Nurse Zoliswa Gigi-Dyosi jumped back into work after receiving her Covid-19 vaccine, inspiring many in the process. Image: WCHD via @nataliemalgas
Source: Twitter

Take a look at the tweet below:

South Africans appreciated her hard work but many focused on the baby's weight. Read some of their responses below:

@NamudiMakola said:

"5kg baby... Yooooo. Aaaaai noooo. Women have supernatural powers."

@SimelaneSabelo asked:

"Kanti why is she still wearing the mask, I am confused. She got vaccinated mos?"

@thabisomashish1 added:

"I like her already. That cute baby should be named UCovid or JnJ or Vaccine."

@WendysAttorney responded with:

"God bless Sis Zoliswa. We are very lucky to have her in the system. Also, God bless the woman who gave birth to this beautiful baby, this little boy is ready for preschool already." previously reported on Gigi-Dyosi after she received the vaccine. She got the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine, which was administered at the Khayelitsha Hospital.

The first 80 000 doses of the vaccine arrived from America on Tuesday evening. Gidi-Dyosi falls into the group that gets the Covid-19 jab in the first stage of the vaccine rollout.

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She is a registered nurse and midwife. She is used to giving injections and is familiar with the process, she said that she did feel a small amount of pain according to IOL. In total 16 staff were vaccinated and will be monitored for a period of time.

12 million doses of the vaccine have been secured through the Covax facility and 20 million doses have been ordered from Pfizer.

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