More than 15,000 health workers vaccinated as South Africa’s Covid-19 death toll reaches 49,000

More than 15,000 health workers vaccinated as South Africa’s Covid-19 death toll reaches 49,000
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Johannesburg – Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says 15,388 health workers have been vaccinated in the country since the 80,000 doses from Johnson & Johnson arrived last week.

South Africa started its mass vaccination program last week after 80,000 doses of the J&J vaccine landed.

In phase 1 of the vaccination program, only public and private sector health workers are being vaccinated, as they are at higher risk of contracting Covid-19 infection.

Mkhize said the 15,388 health workers had been vaccinated as of 6 p.m. Sunday.

In terms of Covid-19 infections, he said there were 1,429 new infections, as well as 113 new deaths, bringing the country’s death toll since March to 49,053 deaths.

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