SA’s Covid-19 daily vaccination rate plunges

Indicating that the inoculation drive may be losing steam amid criticism of a lack of information about the shots among more remote and impoverished communities. 
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South Africa’s daily Covid-19 vaccination rate plunged this week, indicating that the inoculation drive may be losing steam amid criticism of a lack of information about the shots among more remote and impoverished communities.

On September 20 just 159 542 doses were administered, the lowest amount on a week day since August 13, when 147 307 vaccinations were given, according to government statistics. That’s short of the government’s yet-to-be attained target of 300 000 doses a day and also the lowest since 18-to-35 year-olds became eligible for the doses on September 1.

So far South Africa has administered 16.36 million doses, with just 8.11 million of the country’s almost 40 million adults now fully vaccinated.

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Come on anti-vaxxers. Go and get your injections (for your own & others’ protection). You should in fact be punished by taking the jab in your buttocks 😉

While Rugby and Soccer is played in the UK, Australia and elsewhere with almost full stadiums (thanks to a high rate of vaccination)….whereas with SA’s anti-vax stubbornness, we are going to have empty sport stadiums for a protracted time. (Not great for business either.)

I feel for the poor players on our local fields. Without spectators, how do they distinguish between playing an actual match versus a practice session?
(Halfway through a game: “Siya, are we practicing or playing for real?”)

SA will soon also be in a position to “donate” vaccines else they will expire.

Yet our “leader” is still crying and begging for more???? The guy has no idea what is going on under his nose. Typical unionist behavior. He has no other “ability” so I guess to be expected.

“…amid criticism of a lack of information about the shots among more remote and impoverished communities.”
Here’s an idea – why not allocate say R150m to a vibey digital company to handle communications and vaccine information to the public……oh… no… wait….

There are (inexpensive) ways to encourage vaccinations. Like giving everyone a free Lotto ticket. A very small expense to add to the cost of vaccination centres, but many might be lured in this way.

japie, you mean, once a gambler, always a gambler?

Much cheaper than the cost of the damage to the economy ….

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