Enhancing the public trust in COVID-19 vaccination: Progress and challenges in the regulation, administration and rollout of vaccines in South Africa.
The race for countries to reach herd immunity continues globally. The prolonged Covid-19 pandemic has adversely affected the social and economic standing of many nations and South Africa is no exception. While vaccines bring a glimpse of hope the reality remains, that the successful administration and rollout of Covid-19 vaccines is largely dependent on the enhanced public trust of the vaccines and related institutions. It is also appreciated that the rise of vaccine-related conspiracy theories and myths counter noble global efforts in fighting the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Scifest Africa hosted a webinar that explored the progress and challenges related to the regulation, administration and rollout of Covid-19 Vaccines in South Africa.
The discussion tackled the role of enhanced public trust in attaining vaccination goals as set by the government. The webinar will also investigate the projected impact of Covid-19 vaccine passports in accelerating vaccination for the South African population.