A large percentage of young South Africans, between the ages of 18 and 24 years of age, are the most unwilling to get vaccinated against Covid-19.
This, according to new research by Ask Afrika, which also shows that only 62% of adult South Africans say they are willing to get a Covid-19 vaccine.
Ask Afrika CEO, Andrea Rademeyer says another 11% of residents are still sitting on the fence.
Rademeyer says the country’s overall vaccine-acceptance is much lower than the average of 70% recently reported in studies conducted by the University of Johannesburg and the Human Sciences Research Council.
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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
— South African Government (@GovernmentZA) September 6, 2021