Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has revealed that only 414 337 healthcare workers in South Africa have been vaccinated under the Sisonke Protocol.
This translated to only 26% of the 1.5 million healthcare workers.
Mkhize said this on Tuesday in his daily COVID-19 statistics statement.
“Today, 71 Covid-19-related deaths have been reported. The Free State has recorded 23 deaths, while Gauteng and the Northern Cape both reported 16 deaths and the Western Cape, 8. In KwaZulu-Natal, five people have died and in the Eastern Cape, three people have died,” he said.
Meanwhile, according to EWN, Mkhize said Pfizer vaccine jabs would be transported to the allocated sites across the country from Wednesday to ensure that the doses were ready for the rollout of the second phase of the vaccine programme on Monday.
Next week, the elderly who have registered for the COVID-19 vaccine programme will be queuing at facilities to be inoculated, the report said.
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