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Covid-19: One million South African teenagers vaccinated ahead of new school year

Published Jan 11, 2022


Durban: More than one million South African teenagers in the 12–17 age group have received a Covid-19 vaccine as schools are set to open next week.

According to Department of Health statistics, by Monday afternoon a total of 1 007 034 vaccines had been administered.

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Vaccines for this age group opened in late October.

A total of 545 233 were females and 461 811 were males.

The majority of these vaccines were in the Gauteng area – 213 631 – followed by Limpopo province with 153 541.

In KwaZulu-Natal, just over 100 000 teenagers were vaccinated.

The country has recorded a 14% positivity rate, with 2 409 new cases recorded in the past 24 hours.

The death toll since the start of the pandemic is 92 530.

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