South Africa medics hope vaccine will stop variant

Healthcare workers at the Ndlovu Care Group in rural northeastern South Africa are eagerly awaiting the first jabs of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to be rolled out to the country’s front-line healthcare workers starting this week. (Feb. 16)

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ASNATH MASANGO: [NON-ENGLISH SPEECH] OK, mama. [NON-ENGLISH SPEECH].

There are some times when I feel scared when I see the results, they are positive, I say, oh my God, I didn't infect myself. But tomorrow morning, I wake up without any symptoms. I come to work.

[SIGH]

I think the health workers, we must get the vaccine, because we are the people that are in the forefront to attend to the patient so that they can prevent us from getting the COVID.

REBONE MABOA: And I know that's one of the reasons why our healthcare workers, even here on site, are very happy with this vaccine. It's because of that reason that they were denoting-- we got to see what happens when we give our participants the vaccine.

- Hi.

ASNATH MASANGO: Hi, [NON-ENGLISH SPEECH].

[PANT]

- [NON-ENGLISH SPEECH].

[PANT]

- [NON-ENGLISH SPEECH].

ASNATH MASANGO: No, I never thought bad about the vaccine, because I know the vaccine will work to the people.