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Political jabs: should leaders get vaccinated first to reassure the public?

Leaders face a dilemma as they balance the need to set an example with not wanting to be seen to jump the queue

Senior science reporter

“Vaccines don’t save lives. Vaccinations save lives”.

This concept, promoted recently by Prof Koleka Mlisana, who is a manager at the National Health Laboratory Services, outlines the dilemma facing many countries during the pandemic: how to get the public on board with the vaccination programme.

While different groups grapple with how best to spread accurate information as SA awaits the start of the vaccine rollout, some are advocating for public officials to be first in line to set a positive example...

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