Nicoli Nattrass and Jeremy Seekings have been observing closely the vaccination rollout to contain COVID-19. Nicoli’s first piece examined the lessons of the struggle for anti-retrovirals (to treat and prevent HIV/AIDS) for the current global vaccination drive; this was published on GroundUp and the Daily Maverick (20 May). A second piece reported on the vaccination rollout on the ground in Cape Town (also on GroundUp and the Daily Maverick, 26 May). A third piece examined the rollout across the country as a whole, noting the huge gap between the vaccines available for use and the vaccinations that have been conducted. This was published on GroundUp (27 May).