South Africa coronavirus vaccination campaign underway after rocky start

February 17, 2021

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A small crowd of people are shown standing shoulder-to-shoulder, viewed through glass in a photo taken from below.

Health care workers look through a window at a hospital in Cape Town, South Africa, during the rollout of the first batch of Johnson and Johnson vaccines in the country.

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