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State to hire 6,000 vaccinators to fix ‘teething issues’ after chaos

Logistical plans for the rollout come as health workers’ fears at missing jab leads to chaos at inoculation site

Senior reporter

As government fights to quell rising panic among healthcare workers who fear they will miss out on receiving a Covid-19 vaccine jab, the state has gone into overdrive to recruit and train thousands of vaccinators.

On Sunday, Steve Biko Academic Hospital descended into chaos when hundreds of healthcare workers, who were unable to register on the state’s Covid-19 electronic vaccination data system, flooded the hospital that has become one of government’s dedicated vaccine sites.

The chaos resulted in hundreds of healthcare workers, who had registered on the system and were queuing for their jab, being unable to be inoculated...

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