Asanda Matlhare
Intern Journalist
2 minute read
30 Sep 2021
4:45 am

SA’s first nurse to get jab dies, but hospital says there is no link

Asanda Matlhare

The Karl Bremer Hospital has confirmed that staffer – who was the first nurse to receive the Covid vaccine in South Africa – has died, but that this was not as a result of the jab.

Nurse giving vaccine | Picture: iStock

The Karl Bremer Hospital has confirmed that staffer Iris Adams – who was the first nurse to receive the Covid vaccine in South Africa – has died, but that this was not as a result of the jab. “We can confirm that Sister Iris Adams has sadly died. She was a valued member of our team and an advocate for our vaccination programme. Adams did not die due to the Covid vaccine,” the hospital said on Wednesday in a statement. The hospital also continued to encourage community members to get their vaccines. “It remains the best defence against the virus,...