Govt Outlines Rollout Plans for Covid-19 Vaccine in South Africa

Government has set a minimum target of 67% of the population to receive the Covid-19 vaccine in an effort to achieve herd immunity, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has said. Mkhize added that the rollout of the vaccine will be done in phases beginning with the most vulnerable in the population. Phase one includes frontline health care workers, with a target of 1,250,000 people. As of January 4, 2021, South Africa has confirmed 1,100,748 cases of Covid-19 of which 29,577 proved fatal and 903,679 resulted in recoveries.

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Infographic detailing the Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines (file photo).

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