16 February 2021
Africa is due to receive the first delivery of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine tonight at the O R Tambo International Airport in Gauteng. The vaccine has been approved by South African Health Products Authority. The consignment will be moved to a secure facility in Gauteng before being distributed overnight to the various vaccine centres in all provinces.
Due to logistical purposes around the arrival of the vaccines this evening, no media access can be granted. The media, will however, be invited to key vaccination milestone events around the country over the next few weeks.
Government remains committed to saving lives and protecting livelihoods. All citizens are reminded that adhering to health protocols together with the vaccine remains our best defence against the virus.
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Issued by: Government Communications