Another 21 jab sites to be opened in KZN: Zikalala

Another 21 jab sites to be opened in KZN: Zikalala

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala says the provincial government wants to open more Covid-19 vaccination sites soon.

Sihle Zikalala 6 june media briefing
KZN government

The province needs to accommodate teachers, who'll be joining the queue for the coronavirus jab from Wednesday.

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health has promised to open another 21 vaccination sites this week. 

"The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health will be opening a further 21 new vaccination sites this week, to accommodate educators, who will be getting vaccinated from the 9th of June, which is Wednesday. 

“We will be receiving 110 400 J&J vaccines for this category. We already have a database for these educators, which should make their vaccination easier,” Zikalala said on Sunday.

"These educators will be guided by management in their respective districts and circuits, regarding which sites to go to, in order to get vaccinated.”

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Briefing the media on the latest developments in our fight against the pandemic, Zikalala reassured residents saying the province has not yet entered a third wave of infections. 

This despite an increase in new cases in AmaJuba and eThekwini. 

But he did express concern about the amount of infections in some schools. 

"On Friday, 4th June 2021 one school under Umzinyathi District reported 16 positive cases of learners. Another school under Uthukela District reported 15 positive cases of learners. 

"The Department of Education will continue to implement Covid-19 protocols and to provide necessary PPE, and other forms of support."

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