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.