Phaahla was speaking at the Rabasotho community centre in Tembisa, where scores of teachers and school support staff were queuing to receive their vaccines. The group was receiving the single-dose Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine.
He said there were 300‚000 J&J vaccines available. Another 700‚000 vaccines were scheduled to arrive in the next few days‚ which would be followed by a consignment of 500‚000.
“In the next 10 days we will have received 1.5-million doses. There will be no shortage to ensure the full complement of the education sector is covered‚” he said.
The vaccination of teachers is scheduled to be concluded by July 8.
According to data from the health department‚ the total number of people who have registered on government’s vaccine portal is 3‚687‚439. The number of those who have been vaccinated with the J&J and Pfizer jabs is 2‚229‚242.