Health Minister, Joe Phaahla says only healthcare workers, at this point in time, qualify for and will receive a booster shot of a Covid-19 vaccine.
The Minister was speaking to ENCA on Sunday and said the roll-out of these booster shots is progressing well.
He says close to 82,000 healthcare workers had already received a follow-up dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, as part of phase 2 of the Sisonke study.
Follow the Health Department’s latest Covid-19 updates here.
- Phaahla: “Lessons learned in first three waves helped country prepare for the next wave.”
- Worrying uptake of Covid-19 vaccines among young people.
- Residents, older than 50, should get their Covid-19 vaccine as soon as possible.
As of today the cumulative number of #COVID19 cases identified in SA is 2 929 862 with 687 new cases reported. Today 2 deaths have been reported bringing the total to 89 574 deaths. The cumulative number of recoveries now stand at 2 821 141 with a recovery rate of 96,3% pic.twitter.com/J42Kg0c0pS
— Department of Health (@HealthZA) November 21, 2021