COVID-19 Vaccine | Gauteng to expand vaccination drive

People's immune systems can be suppressed by disease -- or by treatments taken to deal with other conditions

People's immune systems can be suppressed by disease -- or by treatments taken to deal with other conditions. AFP/Javier Torres

JOHANNESBURG - Government is set to expand its vaccination drive across Gauteng to ensure that no one eligible is left out.

It also hopes to encourage those yet to get the jab to go out in their numbers.

Gauteng Premier David Makhura says the province has vaccinated 2.3-million people and 53-percent of those are 60 and older.

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"We have administered 2.3-million vaccinations in the Gauteng province so far, exactly 1 million in the City of Johannesburg and this is a great milestone for us and that is why we are in Johannesburg today," said Gauteng Premier, David Makhura.

"I must tell you that we still have a long way to go, in Johannesburg alone we have only reached 53-percent of the 60+ category, we need to reach 80-percent of those."

Makhura says government is anticipating there will be a great demand for the vaccine from the younger generation.

Source
eNCA

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