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Most South Africans fear vaccine so much, they’d rather go back to level 5

Survey finds they also lack faith in a government rollout, fear the drugs are too new and are anxious about side-effects

Senior reporter

With SA on the brink of rolling out its Covid-19 vaccine programme, South Africans are largely distrustful of them and lack faith in government’s handling of the mammoth task.

This is according to a survey carried out by technology company M4Jam among 3,000 part-time employees between the ages of 18 and 64.

The findings show that despite the reprieve from lockdown and economic devastation the rollout may offer, a lack of trust in vaccines and the government’s handling of the rollout is preventing people from seeing light at the end of the tunnel...

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