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Inter-Ministerial Committee on Vaccination Set Up

January 21, 2021

Government Communications

An Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on Vaccination has been set up.

Cabinet approved the setting up of the IMC at a virtual special cabinet meeting yesterday.

In a statement, cabinet pointed out that the IMC will “assist with the quick decision-making from all the relevant departments that contribute towards the smooth roll-out of the vaccination programme”.

The IMC will be chaired by deputy president David Mabuza and will meet weekly to receive reports and intervene in unlocking any challenges that may be encountered during the implementation.

Cabinet indicated that president Ramaphosa will chair its first inaugural meeting.

As regards the rate of infections in South Africa, cabinet welcomed the downward trend of infections across the provinces with the exception of the Free State and Northern Cape.