• South Africa is planning to vaccinate two-thirds of its population to reach herd immunity.
  • But the math isn’t that straightforward because it depends on the amount of protection each COVID vaccine provides.
  • For example, if the country follows this plan with the Johnson & Johnson jab, we would not have sufficient protection to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
  • Read the full script here.
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Yolanda Mdzeke is a multimedia reporter at Bhekisisa. She graduated with an honours degree in journalism, specialising in broadcast journalism and documentary filmmaking, from Rhodes University in 2020.

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Aisha Abdool Karim was a senior health reporter at Bhekisisa from 2020 to 2022.