Vax to the future: SA’s vaccination rollout has begun at last
Ramaphosa, Mkhize and health workers lead by example as they get the first jabs in the country
“Can I close my eyes?” President Cyril Ramaphosa asked jovially just before he became one of the first South Africans to be injected with the Covid-19 vaccine on Wednesday.
The jab happened as camera shutters clicked and bystanders applauded.
“At first I was a bit terrified of this long needle that was going to be embedded into my arm, but it happened so quickly, so easily. It was just a prick on my flesh and I really did not feel much pain,” Ramaphosa said, describing the start of the rollout as a “real milestone”...