Vax to the future: SA’s vaccination rollout has begun at last

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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

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“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”...

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