Cabinet Approves Vaccination of People Aged between 18 years and 35 Years. Over the past couple of days, there have been reports that only few people turn up at vaccination centres. Although a lot of people pressured the government to solicited vaccine, there are some out there who are still skeptical about getting jabbed.
It was all excitement when acting Health Minister, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane announced a major boost to South Africa’s Covid-19 vaccination plans. The vaccines were now being made available to more age groups and on weekends. As on 15 July, those aged 35-49 years will be eligible to register for a vaccine, and start receiving the jab from the 1st August 2021.
Many will be happy to know that the vaccine roll out pace has once again picked up. The Covid-19 vaccines are now open for everyone who is 18 and older. This will be effective from Friday 20 August 2021. The 18-35 age group will not need to register to vaccinate and will be allowed to walk in for vaccinations.
As of the 18th of August 2021, the cumulative number of covid-19 cases identified in SA is 2 638 981 with 14 728 new cases reported. A total of 384 deaths have been reported bringing the overall number to 78 377 deaths. The cumulative number of recoveries now stand at 2 402 020 with a recovery rate of 91,0%.
To date, over nine million vaccines have been administered in South Africa, with over seven million people partially vaccinated and over four million fully vaccinated.
— South African Government (@GovernmentZA) August 19, 2021