Carol Paton Editor at large

Health workers in the private sector have been allocated one-third of the first batch of 80,000 Johnson & Johnson (J&J) Covid-19 vaccines, the department of health announced on Sunday, as vaccination made a bumpy start at the Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria.

The first private sector health-care worker was vaccinated on Saturday, and by the end of the day 3,000 shots had been administered amid demand "higher than anticipated from doctors and nurses". By Saturday, a total of 10,414 shots had been given across the country, the department reported...

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