Where can South Africa’s healthcare workers get a COVID vaccine?
South Africa’s first batch of 80 000 Johnson & Johnson vaccines touched down at OR Tambo International Airport on 16 February.
The country’s second consignment from the company, also of 80 000 doses, landed on 27 February.
Once the doses arrive in South Africa, they are then distributed to various vaccination sites across the country that have been earmarked by the national department of health. Initially, there were 18 active sites — this has now been expanded to 49 sites. Of these, 34 sites are public hospitals and 15 are private facilities.
We are still expecting another batch of 80 000 and a final instalment of 60 000 doses, spaced two weeks apart. Once we’ve received 300 000 doses (the total of the first four batches) and showed that we were able to administer all of them, we will have the option of asking Johnson & Johnson for another 200 000 doses.
As more doses arrive, new sites for their distribution will be activated in order for the national vaccine roll-out to continue expanding.
Bhekisisa has created this interactive map to help you locate your nearest vaccination point and keep track of where doses are available. We will continue to update the map as new sites are activated.