Vaccine rollout to those over 60 in Nelson Mandela Bay off to a slow start

Glitches in Nelson Mandela Bay area as some citizens turned away

19 May 2021 - 11:04 By Raahil Sain
The second phase of the Covid-19 vaccination rollout programme started across the country on Monday.
The second phase of the Covid-19 vaccination rollout programme started across the country on Monday.
Image: WHO/AFRICA REGION

The rolling out of phase 2 of the Covid-19 vaccine programme in Nelson Mandela Bay was not without glitches, with one senior citizen — who had come prepared to queue for a long time — turned away.

Arriving with his camp chair, Roelof Wilsnach, 63, of Beachview was ready to be inoculated after he received a text message confirming his appointment at the Provincial Hospital in Kariega on Monday.

However, he said he was told by the security guard at the gate to leave as he would not receive the jab.

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