COVID-19 Vaccine | Over 50s to register from 1 July

Acting Health Minister, Mmaloko Kubayi-Ngubeni says registration for people above the age of 50 will begin on 1 July. She hopes they will begin getting their jabs on the 15th. #eNCA Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - COVID-19 vaccine registration for people over 50 years of age will open on 1 July, and the vaccination rollout will start on 15 July. 

The Health Department made the announcement on Friday.

Meanwhile, a total of 16,078 new COVID-19 infections have been reported in the last 24-hours. Gauteng accounts for just over 9,500 of them.

READ: COVID-19 in SA: 16,078 new cases, 148 deaths recorded

A total of 148 more deaths takes South Africa's COVID-19 death toll to 59,406.

There have been recommendations for a stricter lockdown from several quarters, including the South African Medical Association.

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