Vaccinations in South Africa hit 30 million

2022-07-28 0 By

Johannesburg, Feb. 3 (CNS) — The number of COVID-19 vaccinations in South Africa has reached 300,031,000 as of The evening of February 2, the South African Ministry of Health announced early Wednesday.The South African government has set a target of 30 million vaccinations by the end of 2021, despite several emergencies such as vaccine shortages and emergency suspensions since the vaccination campaign was officially launched in early 2021.However, overall vaccination progress in South Africa is not encouraging.Vaccination efforts in South Africa were once again severely affected by the peak of the fourth wave of COVID-19 in the country in late November 2021, particularly the outbreak of the omicron mutant strain.Fortunately, after nearly three months of intensive quarantine work, South Africa has now smoothly passed the peak of the fourth wave of the epidemic.Meanwhile, South Africa’s vaccination target of 30 million was reached in February, following a rapid increase in the number of vaccinations following government incentives such as shopping coupons.South Africa’s daily average number of vaccinations has far exceeded the number of confirmed cases, according to government statistics released recently, indicating that the proportion of people who are immune is rising sharply.As of press time, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa has reached 3,612,809, with 95,463 deaths.Despite the significant improvement in the epidemic situation, the positive rate of novel coronavirus tests in South Africa remains as high as 11.3%.Mondelli Gangoubel, minister in the President’s Office, made it clear at a regular press conference that South Africans should not let down their guard as the epidemic situation slowed down, and they should strictly observe all quarantine regulations in public places to prevent a resurgence of the epidemic.Source: