SAPS aims to jab 30 000 cops in KZN

SAPS aims to jab 30 000 cops in KZN

The South African Police Service says it aims to administer the Covid-19 vaccine to some 30 000 officials in KwaZulu-Natal. 

SAPS aims to jab 30 000 cops in KZN police vaccination
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Police launched their vaccine drive at the Durban Central Police Station on Tuesday.

Eleven other vaccination sites will open for police jabs in KwaZulu-Natal. 

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All personnel, including reservists, security guards, interns and national units based in the province, have been encouraged to get the shot. 

The police's Jay Naicker says they've also catered for officers from other provinces who've been deployed to KZN. 

"Police will have one site at each district; however, eThekwini will have two sites to cater for the large number of police officers stationed within the district.

"The vaccination drive will prioritize members who are 60 years and above, members with co-morbidities, those members who are at a high risk of exposure to the virus, especially operational members, cleaners and security guards. 

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"Police in the province will be working with other stakeholders, including our medical aid partners POLMED and GEMS."

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