The correct Covid-19 vaccine will arrive in the North West today. The first delivery of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine arrived last night at the O R Tambo International Airport in Gauteng. The vaccine has been approved by South African Health Products Authority. The consignment will be moved to a secure facility in Gauteng before being distributed overnight to the various vaccine centres in all provinces.
In the North West, the vaccine will arrive at JST Hospital in Rustenburg this afternoon.
Health MEC Madoda Sambatha has over the past two weeks criss-crossed the Province assessing readiness of health facilities and ensuring that vaccine storage is adequate and secure.
The priority group for vaccination, frontline health workers, are ready to take the first dose.
Premier Tebogo Job Mokgoro and MEC Madoda Sambatha will be joined by senior government officials as well as key stakeholders to receive the vaccine.