The Department of Health says more than 830-thousand South Africans, aged between 18 and 35, have now registered for their Covid-19 vaccination.

The Deputy director-general at the Department, Dr. Nicholas Crisp says opening registrations and vaccinations for this group significantly boosted the country’s vaccination drive.

More than 61-thousand people, between the ages of 20 and 29, and 30 and 39, were vaccinated in South Africa last week Friday.

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Premier Alan Winde says the majority of the more than 50-thousand Western Cape residents, vaccinated on Friday, were young people between the ages of 18 and 35.

Registrations and vaccination for this age group opened on Friday, with thousands of young people registering for their jab.

Winde says these young people helped boost the province’s over-all vaccination-rate.

He urges those who have not yet registered on the EVDS-system to do so as soon as possible.

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