President Cyril Ramaphosa and Deputy President David Mabuza have received the first batch of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine at the OR Tambo International Airport on Monday.

The first shots of the vaccine will be used to inoculate healthcare workers amid a surge in infections.

Below are some of the pictures captured by SABC’s Dini Mekuto as the first consignment arrives:

President Ramaphosa welcomes the arrival of the COVID-19 vaccine consignment