Health Minister Dr. Joe Phaahla says he is concerned about the decline in the number of Covid-19 vaccinations that are now, on a daily basis, being administered across the country.

Phaahla says during the height of the country’s vaccination campaign up to 300,000 injections were being administered on a daily basis.

The figure has now dropped to below 100,000 per day.

The Minister says it is especially young people who do not register for and go for their injections.

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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.

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Successful candidates will support teachers with administrative tasks and classroom management, while others will assist with maintenance, cleaning and general administration at schools.
Director of Communications at the Western Cape Education Department, Bronagh Hammond.

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