Government has now significantly ramped up and changed its communications-strategy to reduce vaccine-hesitancy among South Africans.

Director General at the GCIS, Phumla Williams says research has shown that vaccine-hesitancy is especially high in rural communities.

She says messaging now also includes scientific evidence & research to educate residents about the safety of the vaccines.

Williams says the covid-19 vaccination programme is the biggest in South Africa’s modern history.

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