Joburg looking to incentivise men to get jabbed against Covid-19

Joburg looking to incentivise men to get jabbed against Covid-19

Johannesburg Mayor Jolidee Matongo says the City would look into possible ways of incentivising men to get jabbed against Covid-19. 

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The mayor’s comments come amid stats showing South African men are not vaccinating against Covid-19 as much as women.

Statistics released by the Department of Health last week showed that out of the 9 million people who have vaccinated in the country, only 40% of the figure were men. 

“It’s something that we were discussing with the premier earlier that, what are the incentives what are the things we can do? One doctor was saying maybe have a competition, get the automative sector to donate a car. Those are some of the creative things that can be done, “ said Matongo. 

Matongo added that the  city could also use social influencers to drive home the message. 

“There can be a hashtag and thousands of people can say something about it. But are we getting the social influencers to send the right messages of the vaccination programme and the need for us to vaccinate.”

Listen to Jolidee Matongo below:

On Monday, the City of Joburg reached a milestone where 1 million people were vaccinated against the deadly Coronavirus. 

It is closely followed by the City of Tshwane at over 500 000 Covid-19 doses administered while Ekurhuleni is lagging behind with just 400 000 jabs administered. 

To date, the entire province has managed to vaccinate 2.3million people, while over 9 million doses have been administered countrywide.  


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