Over 40m South Africans targeted for vaccine

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JOHANNESBURG - 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-percent of the population.

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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.

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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.


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