Discovery Well being allocates money to assist SA supply Covid-19 vaccine

Board approval for funding to be put aside for its members to get the vaccine was agreed to 6 weeks in the past, Whelan stated.

A prioritisation process will apply, with the primary individuals to get the vaccine being important well being staff, adopted by individuals susceptible to extra extreme manifestations of the coronavirus after which the scheme’s broader-based members.

Whelan stated the goal is to safe sufficient vaccines for the complete nation, with the mixed efforts of different firms and the nationwide well being division.

“We’re dedicated to an equitable rollout of vaccines, and [discussions are under way] to leverage the shopping for energy to get a superb industrial association from vaccine producers,” he stated.

“The vaccine is actually solely efficient if we vaccinate the entire nation. We have to obtain herd immunity throughout SA.”