South Africa says vaccine rollout, essential healthcare disrupted by unrest

The department said in a statement that it was temporarily closing some vaccination sites. ― Reuters file pic
The department said in a statement that it was temporarily closing some vaccination sites. ― Reuters file pic

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JOHANNESBURG, July 13 — South Africa’s health department said today that violent protests had disrupted the rollout of Covid-19 vaccines and essential healthcare services like the collection of chronic medication by tuberculosis, HIV and diabetes patients.

The department said in a statement that it was temporarily closing some vaccination sites, adding that anyone with a inoculation scheduled in an area affected by ongoing unrest was advised to defer their vaccination. — Reuters

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