COVID-19 vaccine: Government confident about herd immunity

With yet another vaccination site opening its doors, authorities are confident the country is on track to inoculate over 40 million South Africans by the end of the year. eNCA's Manqoba Mchunu reports. Courtesy #DStv403

PRETORIA - Government is confident it will reach herd immunity against COVID-19 by the end of the year, despite some doubts expressed by experts.

On Wednesday, Deputy Health Minister Joe Phaahla received his vaccine at the newly-opened site at the George Mukhari Academic Hospital in Pretoria.

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The site at Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital is expected to receive 3,800 doses of the vaccine.

Over 18,000 healthcare workers have been inoculated in Gauteng so far and authorities say they're ahead of their targets.

There are now 49 vaccination sites across the country, including private facilities.

* eNCA's Manqoba Mchunu reports.


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