KZN averaging 12 000 Covid jabs daily: Zikalala

KZN averaging 12 000 Covid jabs daily: Zikalala

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala says over 416 000 senior citizens have received their jabs so far.

St Augustine's Hospital vaccination site vaccine
Nushera Soodyal

More than 130 000 healthcare workers have been inoculated.

Over 68 000 educators got their shots in the province. 

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"The number of vaccination sites that we have now prepared for the Pfizer vaccine is 359, whereas for educators, we have prepared 102 vaccination sites. All in all, we currently have 152 active sites for both vaccines," Zikalala told the media in Durban on Wednesday. 

Zikalala laid out the province's battle plans against the Delta Covid-19 variant

He says KZN's vaccinating an average of 12 000 people a day. 

"We are intensifying vaccination of the elderly, and also increasing capacity in our rural areas. We urge all the qualifying categories of people at this stage to register on the database. 

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"Let us increase the registration tempo. If you have someone who is 60 years and above not vaccinated please do something to assist that person."

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