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More than 10 million adults in South Africa are now fully vaccinated against Covid-19. This translates to just above 25% of the adult population living in the country.

More than 350 000 jabs of one of the Covid-19 vaccines were administered during the inaugural weekend of the Vooma Vaccination Weekend.

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 Last night President Cyril Ramaphosa announced plans to ramp up the Covid-19 vaccination drive in the country. The Initiative which is called Vooma Vaccination Weekend will aim to vaccinate more than half a million people on Friday and Saturday.

South Africa’s Department of Health has revealed that 21% of adults living in the country have been full vaccinated against Covid-19.

South Africa has reached a major milestone in its Covid-19 vaccination rollout plan. The Department of Health announced that more than 8,1 million South Africans are now fully vaccinated against Covid-19. More than 16.4 doses of Covid-19 vaccines has been administered.

Last week the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines were authorised for use in individuals younger than 18 years old. Despite this, The Minister of Health, Dr Joe Phaahla says the focus remains on vaccinating adults in South Africa.

The Minister of Heath Dr Joe Phaahla has delivered his weekly Covid-19 briefing for South Africa. In the briefing he discussed the vaccination rollout, Covid-19 infection statistics and the topic of vaccination certificates/passports.

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The Pfizer Comirnaty Covid-19 Vaccine has been approved for individuals that are 12-years-old and above. The announcement was made by the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (Sahpra).

The Western Cape Department of Health has provided an update on the state of Covid-19 in the province. The data explored in the Digital Press Conference revealed the impact of the Covid-19 vaccine on the provinces over 60 population.

Could Covid-19 vaccines be made mandatory?

The option to receive the Covid-19 vaccination is a personal choice. However, recent comments by roleplayers and policies made by companies have ignited the debate around vaccines being made mandatory.

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