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South Africa surpasses one million vaccinated citizens

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South Africa has reportedly surpassed one million vaccinated citizens, which comes just two months after the country was originally estimated to have reached the mark.

The South African Government took to Twitter on Wednesday, 2 June 2021, to confirm that the country has surpassed the one million mark for the number of vaccinated people in the country. The achievement comes just two months after the original estimated date. The Sisonke Vaccination Programme had aimed for 1.5 million healthcare workers to be vaccinated during the first phase of the programme. We are currently in the second phase of the programme, with 1 045 104 vaccinated individuals.

The South African Government stated, “According to Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, the country has vaccinated 479 768 people under the Sisonke Programme, while at least 565 336 elderly people have received their first shot of the Pfizer jab.” Moreover, Mkhize was quoted as saying, “We will continue to ramp up daily vaccinations, working together with the private sector, towards attaining the targets we have committed to as government.”

Currently, the state is working on increasing the number of vaccination centres nationwide. Moreover, various provincial departments are working on campaigning for more registrations for the vaccination programme.

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Sabelo Makhubo
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