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SA’s last doses of the J&J Sisonke vaccine will go to athletes

“It is wrong and unethical, and all administered shots must now be audited,”

SA’s last doses of the J&J Sisonke vaccine will go to athletes

SA’s last doses of the J&J Sisonke vaccine will go to athletes

If all goes according to plan, the last thousand doses of J&J’s Covid-19 vaccine made available by the Sisonke project will be used this week. They will be used for rugby players, members of South Africa’s Olympic team and other elite athletes.

Queue jumping

Seen by some as a good plan seeing as sport stars must travel, others are debating about queue jumping and the ethics of younger people getting vaccines before senior citizens.

“It is wrong and unethical, and all administered shots must now be audited,” said Health Justice Initiative head Fatima Hassan of the Sisonke extension to elite athletes.

“The system has been adjusted to suit interests that have nothing to do with public health need and equity, in a time of supply scarcity.”

Union representatives for essential workers said they would approach Mkhize for a meeting to discuss what they characterised as prioritising sporting celebrities above those who can help keep South Africa operational during a third wave.

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