Simnikiwe Hlatshaneni
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19 May 2021
12:47 pm

Prison vaccine rollout begins amid Covid-19 safety concerns

Simnikiwe Hlatshaneni

Phase 2 has allowed for prisoners over the age of 60 to begin receiving their jabs.

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The Covid-19 vaccine roll out has finally reached South Africa's prisons and the first inmates over the age of 60 have begun to receive the jab countrywide. Workers and inmates have raised various concerns suggesting it is urgent that vaccines are received in the correctional services environment. Although, Phase 2 of the roll-out has been criticised as slow, the Department of Correctional Services has assured the nation that the vaccination prisoners was well under way and on time in terms of the national government's three-phase plan. Also Read: Prisoners show pupils how it’s done – score 86% pass rate Department...