Over 22 million vaccines administered in Mzansi

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South Africa has now administered over 22 million vaccine doses with 15 078 053 individuals with at least one jab which is 37.9% of the adult population.

In addition, 12 140 701 or 30% of the adults are now fully vaccinated.

The minister of Health, Dr Joe Phaahla, confirmed the statistics on Friday (October 29).

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On the vaccination certificates, the Minister said over 2.8 million had been downloaded so far.

The Minister remains confident that government would have reached 40% coverage of all adults with the vaccination by mid-November.

“We’re also happy that we see much steadier and consistent return for the second dose of Pfizer. So, this is not a major worry, as much as it was pointed out previously since a lot more people are returning.”

In addition, the Minister said the country is getting closer to the 70% of coverage of the adult population. He said he was hopeful about reaching 70% of the over 60-age group and the 50 to 59 years cohort by the end of December.

“We again urge everyone to take advantage of the current low levels of infection to come forward to receive the vaccination before the expected fourth wave hit our shores.”

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