More than 40 million South Africans, are targeted to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the year.
That’s 67-percent of the country’s population. Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says so far the government has only secured enough dosages to immunise 10-per cent of the population.
The Minister delivered an update on the government’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout strategy on Sunday and assured South Africans, that the issue of vaccines, is receiving undivided attention from the government. Mkhize says structures have been set up to expedite procurement of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Government has been widely criticised for its approach in the race to procure a vaccine.
We have always said the second wave is going to be coming and the only way we will be protected is by developing herd immunity through vaccination. #VaccineStrategy
— Dr Zweli Mkhize (@DrZweliMkhize) January 3, 2021
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