04 June 2021 - NW1213
Chirwa, Ms NN to ask the Minister of Health
Whether (a) the President, (b) the Deputy President, (c) any of the Cabinet Ministers, (d) any of the Deputy Ministers and/or their (e) spouses, (f) partners and (g) children have been vaccinated against COVID-19; if so, (i) on what dates in each case and (ii) where did the vaccinations take place in each case?
Leaders including politicians who are eligible to be vaccinated based on the prevailing eligibility criteria have been encouraged to vaccinate in order to publicise the vaccine roll-out, and to build confidence in the programme amongst vaccine-hesitant citizens.
President Cyril Ramaphosa and Minister of Health, were vaccinated in public on 17th February 2021 at the Khayelitsha District Hospital in the Western Cape at the start of the Sisonke Early Access programme.
However, vaccination status of individuals remains confidential, and the National Department of Health is therefore not in a position to divulge the vaccination status of the other persons identified in the above question.