Mkhize: Vaccination rollout proceeded reasonably well

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Minister of Health Dr. Zwelini Mkhize says phase two vaccination rollout proceeded reasonably well on Tuesday notwithstanding some challenges experienced in the respective provinces, of which load-shedding and violent protests in the Free State were the most impactful.

Minister added that although most of the sites were able to proceed, a large number of vaccination  were captured on paper and the numbers are still being consolidated. “In addition the numbers vaccinated at old age homes still need to be captured. We will therefore allow for this reconciliation over the course of the next 24 hours and will announce the numbers vaccinated in phase two as from Wednesday.”

Meanwhile, the total vaccinated under the Sisonke Programme is 479 768. These vaccinations were with the one-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine and are therefore completed vaccinations

The total vaccinated in Phase Two to date is 39 371. These vaccinations were with the first dose of Pfizer vaccine.

He encouraged health care workers, including traditional healers, and citizens 60 years and above to register and attend when they have been invited.

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