South Africa

SA approaching halfway point for adult COVID jabs despite hesitation

She led a webinar on Thursday on government research on COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy.

Pinky Kekana. Photo: Twitter.com/Pinky_Kekana1

CAPE TOWN — Deputy Minister for the Presidency Pinky Kekana said vaccine hesitancy is preventing the country from focusing on economic recovery.

She led a webinar on Thursday on government research on COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy.

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She said: “Vaccine hesitancy across the world is neither new nor unique to COVID-19 vaccines and South Africa is no exception as this is a phenomenal development in the country. .”

Although hesitation is still a stumbling block, Kekana said South Africa is approaching halfway through adult vaccination.

“That’s a far cry from the 70% of our population fully vaccinated that we estimated we would be at this point. At 49.86%, the country is expected to reach 50% in the coming days.



SA approaching halfway point for adult COVID jabs despite hesitation

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