The Department of Health says the country has now almost reached the halfway-mark of its goal of vaccinating at least 70% of adults against Covid-19.
Health Minister Joe Phaahla says more than 18,7-million doses of vaccine had now been administered in South Africa.
More than 13-million, or 33.4%-percent of adults that had now been vaccinated.
He says vaccination-rates among the country’s older-residents are increasing.
Access the Minister’s full briefing here.
- Covid-19 vaccination certificate will allow vaccinated South Africans access to a lot of facilities & services.
- Western Cape Health Department to implement additional strategies to take Covid-19 vaccine to residents.
- More than 30% of Western Cape pensioners still need to get vaccinated.
A s of today the cumulative number of #COVID19 cases identified in SA is 2 912 145 with 648 new cases reported. Today 25 deaths have been reported bringing the total to 88 317 deaths. The cumulative number of recoveries now stand at 2 791 256 with a recovery rate of 95,8% pic.twitter.com/Ua5q9Fy5AM
— Department of Health (@HealthZA) October 10, 2021