South African President Cyril Ramaphosa was among the first to receive a COVID-19 vaccination
Ramaphosa was broadcast live getting the shot at a district hospital in Khayelitsha, as part of the government’s campaign to convince its 60 million people that the J&J vaccine is safe.
He took off his suit jacket and rolled up his left sleeve for the jab.
Observers applauded after the shot was administered.
A nurse was announced as the first person in South Africa to receive a COVID-19 vaccine when she was injected at the hospital shortly before Ramaphosa.
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize also received a vaccination at the Khayelitsha hospital on Wednesday.