Op-ed: COVID19 Vaccination Access by Undocumented Migrants: Challenges and Possibilities

At the beginning of 2021, the South African Government indicated that the vaccination rollout program will be inclusive of all the people residing in the country including the vulnerable population of undocumented migrants.

However, by July 2021, the undocumented population were still excluded from the vaccine rollout program. Additionally, there were calls for the Ministry of Health to ensure that the vaccination program was inclusive of the undocumented population coming from the migrants, human rights organizations and civil society organizations among others.

By early October, Provincial pilot programmes  to vaccinate the undocumented population which included local South Africans had been implemented by the national and provincial departments of health together with local organisations in Cape Town, Durban and Tshwane.

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