Deputy President David Mabuza has encouraged community leaders to lead by example and get vaccinated against Covid-19.
Mabuza says this would help encourage those South Africans, who are still hesitant to take the jab, also get their vaccine.
Mabuza says the country’s target of vaccinating at least 38-million adults by 31 December 2021 could be reached if more people get vaccinated as soon as possible.
Read Mabuza’s full speech here.
- One of the biggest investments South Africans can make is to get their Covid-19 vaccination.
- Large percentage of young South Africans most unwilling to get vaccinated against covid-19.
- Government ramps up strategy to reduce Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy.
[Speech] Deputy President David Mabuza at the launch of vaccination social mobilisation campaign.
— South African Government (@GovernmentZA) September 8, 2021
A s of today the cumulative number of #COVID19 cases identified in SA is 2 836 773 with 7 338 new cases reported. Today 253 deaths have been reported bringing the total to 84 152 deaths. The cumulative number of recoveries now stand at 2 618 386 with a recovery rate of 92,3% pic.twitter.com/IPb802Iecw
— Department of Health (@HealthZA) September 8, 2021