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.

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The Minister of Health, Dr. Joe Phaahla says the electronic Covid-19 vaccination certificate will allow vaccinated South African the opportunity to access a lot of different facilities and services.

The Minister last week announced the official launch of the certificates, which vaccinated South Africans can download online.

He says South Africans will also be able to travel overseas using the certificates.

You can access and download your vaccination certificate here.

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With an estimated 355,000 South Africans vaccinated this past weekend, as part of the Vooma Vaccination Weekend, residents have been encouraged to continue registering for and go for their injection.

Western Cape Head of Health, Dr. Keith Cloete says there has been a worrying decrease in the number of people getting vaccinated, not just here in the Western Cape, but also in the rest of the country.

Cloete says the province’s healthcare facilities have sufficient doses of vaccine to inoculate thousands of residents on a daily basis.

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Health Minister Joe Phaahla says there is light at the end of the tunnel, for South Africa, in its fight against the covid-19 pandemic.

Phaahla says even though the third wave of the pandemic – now at close to 120 days – has been the longest wave thus far, it is starting to show a decline.

The Minster says the first wave lasted for an estimated 80 days, while the second wave lasted for around 90 days.

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The Minister of Health, Joe Phaahla says 17 million more South Africans need to be vaccinated to reach the country’s 70% herd immunity target by December.

Phaahla says at least 11-million South Africans, or 28% of the country’s adult population, have already received at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine.

Phaahla says the country has enough vaccine doses to inoculate 300-thousand people per day, which will see the country reaching its herd-immunity target.

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