More than 16 000 healthcare workers in Gauteng vaccinated

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Gauteng Premier David Makhura, together with Health MEC Dr. Nomathemba Mokgethi on Friday, 26 February 2021, visited the Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital to oversee the vaccination programme.

More than 16 000 healthcare workers in Gauteng have been vaccinated against the Coronavirus as part of the Johnson and Johnson Phase 3b Implementation Study.

The province administered all the doses that were allocated ahead of the 14 days set by the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC).

Chris Hani Baragwanath administered the last of the 11 080 doses allocated to them on Friday afternoon. Steve Biko Academic Hospital received an additional 5 000 jabs in the last week, after all the 5 720 doses allocated to the facility were administered.

Premier David Makhura said all systems are in place for the continuation of the vaccination programme as the next batch of vaccines is expected to arrive over the weekend.

“ With great collaboration from the private sector, I am happy that we have administered all the doses allocated to the province ahead of the 14 days of the MRC schedule”.

Four more vaccination sites will be opened early next week, namely Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital, Netcare Milpark Private Hospital and the Ahmed Kathrada Private Hospital.

Makhura advised members to follow the registration process via the Electronic Vaccine Data System (EVDS) portal on www.https://vaccine.enroll.health.gov.za

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