South Africans assured that the COVID-19 vaccine is safe

The National Department of Health has assured South Africans that the Corona Virus vaccine is safe. Acting Director General Dr Anban Pillay says millions of people around the world have already taken the vaccine with no reports of side effects. South Africa received it's first consignment of AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine from the Serum Institute of India yesterday. While many citizens remain hesitant about vaccination - Dr Pillay says the vaccine has been developed to teach your immune system to recognise and fight the infection. Prabashini Moodley looks at the concerns facing South Africans and speaks to experts about how the vaccine really works...