Sipho Mabena
Premium Journalist
2 minute read
20 Aug 2021
7:35 am

Vaccine racism scandal costing NW health department

Sipho Mabena

The department says they are now working extra hard to ensure those allegedly turned away from vaccination sites get their jabs.

Vaccines being prepared at the South African Police Services (SAPS) Western Cape vaccination drive launch at SAPS Milnerton on July 08, 2021 in Cape Town, South Africa. Picture: Gallo Images/Brenton Geach

The North West department of health has had to ramp up its Covid vaccine awareness campaign to counter the impact of the alleged vaccination for whites only scandal that rocked the province last week. The provincial department of health has also appointed an acting sub-district manager to ensure smooth inoculation in the Tswaing sub-district in Delareyville. Three senior officials, including the Tswaing sub-district manager, are on suspension pending investigations into claims that they told black people the site had run out of vaccines, only to continue vaccinating white people. Without information on how long this had been happening or...