South African vaccination expert, Professor Shabir Madhi has again reiterated calls that residents, older than 50, get their Covid-19 vaccine as soon as possible.
Madhi says older residents, with underlying health conditions, have a higher chance of ending up in hospital, when contracting the virus.
Madhi says the vaccination rate of older residents should be increased as soon as possible, before the resurgence in infections, which is expected by December.
Get the Health Department’s latest Covid-19 updates here.
- “Vaccinating children, at this point in time, a waste of valuable doses of Covid-19 vaccine”.
- Worrying decrease in Covid-19 vaccine uptake among Western Cape residents.
- Western Cape increasing access to Covid-19 vaccines in poorer communities.
— Department of Health (@HealthZA) November 5, 2021
As of today the cumulative number of #COVID19 cases identified in SA is 2 924 622 with 305 new cases reported. Today 48 deaths have been reported bringing the total to 89 435 deaths. The cumulative number of recoveries now stand at 2 818 761 with a recovery rate of 96,4% pic.twitter.com/7tICj23TrW
— Department of Health (@HealthZA) November 10, 2021