Independent Online

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Like us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterView weather by locationView market indicators

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

Published Oct 4, 2021

Share

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.

Story continues below Advertisement

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.

Story continues below Advertisement

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.

Story continues below Advertisement

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.

IOL

Story continues below Advertisement

Related Topics:

Covid-19Vaccine

Share