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.