# The South African Medical Association is calling on government to allow general practitioners to administer Covid-19 vaccines in South Africa. Chairperson of the Association, Angelique Coetzee told eNCA that this would make the country’s rollout significantly more convenient and help accelerate the uptake. Under the current system, South Africans can only receive a vaccine from a designated public or private vaccination site. Coetzee says it is now necessary to allow doctors to vaccinate patients who have continued to hold out. She added that this system is used by other countries.