Makhura: Gauteng residents must prepare for large-scale vaccinations

Makhura: Gauteng residents must prepare for large-scale vaccinations

Gauteng Premier David Makhura says the roll-out of Covid-19 vaccines will in all probability not be able to prevent a third wave of infections.

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Gauteng Govt

In his State of the Province Address on Tuesday, he said vaccines are one of the important weapons in the battle against the virus.


He confirmed that to date 5 214 healthcare workers in Gauteng have been vaccinated with the Johnson & Johnson jab.


A total of 16 800 doses are expected to be administered to health workers in the next two weeks.


He said Gauteng residents must prepare to be vaccinated in large numbers.

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"We intend to vaccinate 67%, or 10.4 million people of Gauteng’s population. We call on the people of our province to get ready to vaccinate in large numbers. Vaccines save lives. We must dismiss all these conspiracy theories and fake news.


"In phase two we will vaccinate 7 372 924 essential workers and vulnerable sections of the population such as the elderly and people with co-morbidities.


“We will conclude with Phase III of the vaccination programmed which will focus on 2 789 427 vaccinations for the rest of the population over 18 years," added Makhura.


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