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Tshwane reaches 2-million Covid-19 vaccination milestone

A record two million people have received the Covid-19 vaccine in Tshwane. Picture: Thobile Mathonsi/African News Agency (ANA)

A record two million people have received the Covid-19 vaccine in Tshwane. Picture: Thobile Mathonsi/African News Agency (ANA)

Published Mar 1, 2022

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Pretoria - The Tshwane district reached the milestone of two million Covid-19 vaccines administered by the end of last week.

In acknowledging the achievement, the Gauteng Department of Health said: “There are two million people who are fully vaccinated in the City of Tshwane to date.”

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Gauteng as of Sunday had confirmed cases totalling 1.1 million, more than 1.1 million recoveries and 7 132 active cases. On Friday the province had a total of more than 8.8 million vaccinations administered.

More than 5.4 million people have been vaccinated in Gauteng and the number of fully vaccinated individuals is more than 4.5 million. As of Sunday night, more than 31.4 million vaccines had been administered in the country.

In Gauteng, Sedibeng District has a low vaccination rate, followed by the West Rand, with both districts not yet reaching the one-million milestone.

Johannesburg has administered more than 3.7 million vaccines, followed by Tshwane and Ekurhuleni.

“The Gauteng government continues to expand the vaccination programme, targeting school communities starting with areas with low vaccine uptake. The programme caters for learners aged 12 years and older, their family members, school staff and community members that are not yet vaccinated,” the department said.

“Individuals can still get their jab at any nearest vaccination site, with all public and private vaccination sites accepting walk-ins.”

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“The department said those who received J&J vaccines are now eligible to receive a booster dose of the same vaccine, or a booster dose of the Pfizer vaccine after an interval of two months.

“And those who have received two doses of the Pfizer vaccine are also eligible to receive a booster dose of the same vaccine or a booster dose of the Covid-19 J&J vaccine at least 90 days (three months) after the second dose”.

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