President Cyril Ramaphosa has commended young people for turning out in their numbers, and registering, to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Over half a million South Africans enrolled when vaccinations for people, aged between 18 and 35 years, opened on Friday.
Last week, South Africa passed the milestone of 10 million vaccine doses administered – nearly five million people are fully vaccinated, which means they have received one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine or two doses of the Pfizer vaccine.
Ramaphosa has expressed his pride with the youth of the country:
Today, I want to speak to the young people of South Africa. Young people are turning out in impressive numbers to get the COVID-19 vaccine. This fills me with great pride. Over half a million enrolled on the day that registration for over 18s opened. https://t.co/GOeSfHblti pic.twitter.com/80Ej5xTZ7J
— Cyril Ramaphosa 🇿🇦 #StaySafe (@CyrilRamaphosa) August 23, 2021