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Minister Blade Nzimande visits Pietermaritzburg – Edendale Vaccine Distribution Centre as part of government’s quality control and monitoring, 22 Feb

22 Feb 2021

The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, will today, 22nd February 2021, visit the Pietermaritzburg Edendale vaccine Distribution Centre as part of the government’s quality control and monitoring to ensure efficiency in vaccine warehousing, distribution and deliveries.

Government has identified specific facilities for the preservation and security of the vaccines.

Phase 1 will see health workers vaccinated, the second phase includes essential front-line workers and people aged over 60, and the third phase is the general public.

Minister Nzimande will be accompanied by senior government officials of the Department of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, the Department of Health and the Msunduzi Local Municipality.
Members of the media are invited to join Minister Nzimande during the visit, which will take place as follows:

Date: 22 February 2021
Venue: Edendale Vaccine Centre
Time: 15h00

Members of the media are requested to confirm their attendance by contacting:
Ishmael Mnisi
Cell: 066 037 8859

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