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Health Deputy Minister first to take the Covid-19 jab at the Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital’s newly launched vaccination site housed at SMU!

Deputy Minister of Health Dr Joe Phaahla was recently innoculated at the Dr George Mukhari vaccination site stationed at the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University premises. Accompanied by Gauteng Health MEC Dr Nomathemba Mokgethi, the Deputy Minister expressed his satisfaction with how the entire process unfolded. “The needle was very smooth I must say, sister Chauke was very good, she is a star, I could not feel any pain at all”, said Dr Phaahla. He further said the vaccination programme for the first phase throughout the country is going on well and that the systems are up and running. He assured South Africans that the vaccine is safe as it has been tested. He further mentioned that it is not unusual for some people to react to any type of vaccine or medication. “Personally I have no history of reacting to medication, I feel very good and can run the comrades’ marathon”, said Dr Phaahla after taking the vaccine.