COVID-19 Update | 27 August 2021
According to Our World in Data, as of 25 August 2021, South Africa has administered 10,8 million doses with 4,98 million people being fully vaccinated representing 8,5% of the total population. To get accurate updates on the vaccine rollout, visit the external resources section on our COVID-19 Vaccine page by clicking here.
Did you know?
The FDA has fully approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine making it the first and only COVID-19 vaccine to get full approval. According to Business Insider South Africa, Pfizer was approved for emergency use in South Africa in March 2021 with orders of over 30 million doses which will be used to achieve 38% of the South African government’s herd immunity target. Click here to read the full article.
COVID-19 Vaccinations Open for 18 – 34-year-olds
EVDS opened on 20 August for over 18-year-olds! Unsure on how to register? Follow the easy steps on our “How to register guide” on our COVID-19 page or click here to view.
The 7-day average as of 25 August 2021 is 12 100 new cases per day. To stop the spread of COVID-19 it is important to adhere to all safety regulations.
5 things you need to know about vaccine safety
Some of us may be concerned about the safety of the COVID-19 vaccines, here are 5 things you need to know that may help you feel more comfortable getting the vaccine. Click here to view and share our Vaccine Safety
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