Article by: Dumisane Dube.
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says government is targeting to vaccinate about five million senior citizens by the end of June in South Africa.
Mkhize says they are hoping to complete the target of vaccinating 1,2 million healthcare workers by end of the week.
He said they will begin to vaccinate citizens 60 years and older, who are the most vulnerable for becoming ill or dying of Covid-19.
“Five million senior citizens are targeted to be completed by the end of June, provided that the supply of vaccines flow as anticipated. By the end of June we expect to have received 4,5 million doses of Pfizer and 2 million doses of J&J, once released,” said Mkhize.
“Phase two will start as planned with Pfizer vaccines at 87 sites across the country, 83 in the public sector and 4 in the private sector. These sites will be published on the SA Coronavirus website, on I Choose Vaccination Bulletin and the provinces will also publish on platforms that they will announce shortly,” added Mkhize.
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