The Department of Health says it will now focus on increasing demand for Covid-19 vaccines.
It says there is sufficient vaccine doses & healthcare capacity to vaccinate as many residents as possible.
Dr. Nicholas Crisp, deputy director-general at the Department, says they will now work on increasing awareness and by providing transport to some residents to boost access to vaccines.
Crisp says 60% of people vaccinated are women, and urges more men to get inoculated.
Follow the full Portfolio Committee on Health briefing here.
- More than 830-thousand South Africans, aged between 18 & 35, have registered for their Covid-19 vaccination.
- President Ramaphosa filled with ‘great pride’ as young people get vaccinated.
- Majority of Western Cape residents, vaccinated on Friday, young people between the ages of 18 & 35.
Portfolio Committee on Health, 24th August 2021 https://t.co/fUSeeTlV56
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