Health Minister Joe Phaahla says he is concerned with the low uptake of the Covid-19 vaccine among young people.

Vaccination for this group of South Africans, aged 18 to 34, commenced in August this year.

The Minister says, to date, only around 25% of young people had been vaccinated.

Phaahla says vaccinations among those younger than 18 are progressing well.

Watch the Department of Health’s latest Covid-19 briefing here.

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Western Cape Head of Health, Dr. Keith Cloete says there has been a worrying decrease in the uptake of Covid-19 vaccines among residents.

Cloete says vaccinations have dropped from an average of almost 200,000 injections administered per week, to just more than 100,000 doses administered on a weekly basis.

In excess of 3.7-million doses of Covid-19 vaccines have, to date, been administered across the Western Cape.

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