The acquisition and co-ordination of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout will be handled internally by the government, and private companies will assist with storage and distribution, said Health Mnister Zweli Mkhize in an interview with Sunday Times (17 January 2021).

Treasury and the Department of Health’s office of the chief procurement officer will oversee all transactions. Mkhize said the government is on high alert and cannot have a “repeat of the PPE situation”.

Contractors’ vehicles that deliver vaccines will have vehicle tracking and monitoring, with security deployed at administration points. Vaccines will be barcoded for tracking purposes and there will be strict data verification of volumes distributed against volumes administered.




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