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9.1m South Africans fully inoculated against Covid-19, majority are female

Published Oct 4, 2021


Durban: Of the 12.8 million South Africans that have been vaccinated against Covid-19, a total of 9.1 million were fully inoculated by Sunday afternoon, says the National Department of Health.

With 39.7 million adults in the country, this means that 32.2% of the population has received a vaccine.

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Majority are females - 57% – in comparison to 43% of males.

The majority of these were in the age category of 60 years and over.

The National Department of Health said a total of 17.8 million doses of the vaccines were given.

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Of these, over 13 million were the double dose Pfizer vaccine, compared to the four million single doses Johnson & Johnson.

A total number of 52 556 individuals were vaccinated in the past 24 hours.

The majority of these – 15 546 – were from the Gauteng province.

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In terms of percentage in terms of its population, the Western Cape is leading, with almost 41% of its population having received a vaccine.

With Gauteng having the highest population of over 11 million, the province is placed sixth in the country, with only having vaccinated 29.56% of its population.


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