This is Dis-Chem's plan to provide COVID-19 vaccines in South Africa

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This is Dis-Chem's plan to provide COVID-19 vaccines in South Africa

Dis-Chem will start to administer between 500 and 600 Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines per site at 11 mass vaccination sites in five provinces from Monday 24 May.

Dis-Chem is planning to vaccinate around 6,000 people per day at the 11 vaccination sites in Gauteng, Eastern Cape, Western Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, and Free State.

At each vaccination site there will be 12 nursing practitioners who will help people to get vaccinated.
 

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Big business has always wanted the government to help them out.
 

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Would this be available to the general public from the get go? Or over 60's first for a period of time, then over 40's etc etc etc
 

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Would this be available to the general public from the get go? Or over 60's first for a period of time, then over 40's etc etc etc

I think that;s what they want yes.

From the article:
Rather than spending energy and resources policing who gets them, we should be focusing on getting the vaccines as fast as possible into willing arms.
 

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Would this be available to the general public from the get go? Or over 60's first for a period of time, then over 40's etc etc etc
The rollout will still be as per government plan with most likely a central appointment system etc
 

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I think that;s what they want yes.

From the article:

If they saying that and using that as interpretation their ability to distribute vaccines will be short lived.

Let government find out that they distributing outside the guidelines put in place for phased releases and watch them cry when zero vaccines get distributed to them.

It’s idiotic of them if this is true and their exec team my regret it.
 

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Add the public and private hospitals participating and coming online and it’s much improved from the first phase. Agreed though, we need way more.

Problem is
1. Limited supply
2. Access to who approved coldchain and ULT coldchain.

The number of distribution sites are extremely limited due to point 2 in particular as the cost involved in this is huge and remember this is a free* service.

Keep in mind that while National hospitals have been required to use WHO(there’s a SA standard for this) approved cold chains.. the private sector has used and abused retail fridges. <<— which gov won’t allow nor will it comply with eg Pfizer mRNA vaccine requirements

*Medical AIDS will be charged out of PMBs ie non discretional.
 

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It would be useful if they actually gave the location of the sites...

When you apply on the electronic system you can choose an appropriate distribution point closest to you.

It doesn’t mean you get it there though but used as a location point for services.

Interestingly the list, when I last saw it in the beta (was not age limited/blocked) had sites which had potential to distribute not necessarily sites which qualified.
 

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If they saying that and using that as interpretation their ability to distribute vaccines will be short lived.

Let government find out that they distributing outside the guidelines put in place for phased releases and watch them cry when zero vaccines get distributed to them.

It’s idiotic of them if this is true and their exec team my regret it.

Did you even read the article :X3:
 
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