The Mercury


- | DOCTOR NGCOBO African News Agency (ANA)

DOZENS of health-care workers queuing outside St Augustine’s Hospital in Durban waiting to get their Covid-19 shot yesterday. The KZN Department of Health said yesterday that 69 958 health-care workers have been vaccinated.

Regarding the roll-out for the public, spokespers­on Ntokozo Maphisa said: “The department has a target of 955 048 elderly citizens who need to register. As of yesterday, close to 200 000 of the health-care workers had registered.”

He said the department was embarking on a range of activities to encourage people to register including instructin­g all health facilities to establish help desks to assist the elderly with registrati­on, engaging municipal offices throughout the province to assist those that might find it difficult to self-register on the Electronic Vaccinatio­n

Data System and offering registrati­on support through community health workers, mobile clinics, and ward-based primary health-care outreach teams.

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