The Minister of Health Dr. Joe Phaahla says the country has, to date, administered more than 30.3-million doses of Covid-19 vaccines to residents.
Phaahla met with the head of the WHO, dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus.
Ghebreyesus was here in the Mother City and visited the Afrigen Biologics & Vaccines facility in Montague Gardens.
Phaahla says the country has made a lot of progress over the last few months to deliver Covid-19 vaccines to residents.
The minister says one of the biggest challenges now is to get young people vaccinated.
Access the full briefing here.
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The tour with WHO 's Dr Tedro's proceeds to the vaccination site at Pepkor Campus led by Director General of the Department of Health,Dr Sandile Buthelezi pic.twitter.com/t4gUz5Ey3R
— Department of Health (@HealthZA) February 12, 2022
The WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and Belgium’s Minister of Development Cooperation, Ms Meryame Kitir are here in SA on a high-level visit inbCape Town. They will visit the mRNA vaccine technology transfer hub and other #COVID19 facilities pic.twitter.com/zXA9ZqARNw
— Department of Health (@HealthZA) February 11, 2022