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SA has over 10.5-million Covid-19 vaccinations administered & here's how many 18-34s have got the jab so far

Amogelang Molomo after receiving her vaccination in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, following the government announcement that people between the ages of 18 and 34 can be vaccinated.
Amogelang Molomo after receiving her vaccination in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, following the government announcement that people between the ages of 18 and 34 can be vaccinated.
Image: Thapelo Morebudi

More than 10-and-a-half-million Covid-19 vaccinations have been administered in South Africa since the national rollout in February, with Gauteng the province with the most vaccinated people.

According to the health department dashboard, 10,527,363 vaccinations have been administered to date.

According to the health department dashboard, 10,527,363 vaccinations have been administered to date.

In the past 24 hours 23,910 vaccines were administered, with Gauteng recording the largest number of administered vaccines (9,948). KwaZulu-Natal came second (6,626) and the Western Cape was in the third spot (1,878).

The province with the most vaccinated people is Gauteng with 2,654,226, followed by KwaZulu-Natal with 1,911,104 and the Western Cape with 1,675,898.

The Eastern Cape has 1,328,620 vaccinated people, followed by Limpopo with 1,132,027 and the Free State with 556,221.

The provinces with the fewest vaccinated people are the North West (551,660), Mpumalanga (514,762) and the Northern Cape (202,845).

Number of vaccines administered

The total number of Johnson & Johnson vaccines administered is 2,370,922, with most vaccines administered in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal.

The total number of Pfizer vaccines administered is 8,156,441, with 5,694,600 first doses administered and 2,461,841 second doses administered.

How many 18-34 year olds have got the jab so far?

Since rolling out the vaccine from Friday, this age group has seen 569,689 vaccines administered.

The group with the largest number of vaccinated people is those 60 and above, with women accounting for more vaccines administered than men.

The group with the lowest number are those 18-34, with women also accounting for more vaccines administered.

How many 18-34 year olds have got the jab so far?

Cabinet last week approved the decision to allow all citizen between the ages of 18-34 years-old to get the vaccine, in an effort to increase the vaccine rollout and curb Covid-19 infections.

Some in this group got the vaccine earlier as part of the rollout to health care workers, frontline workers, teachers, police and other special groups

This age group has so far seen 569,689 vaccines administered.

Men still a concern

Over the weekend, the national government again sent out messages urging men to get vaccinated.

“SA calls on all men to register for the vaccine. Vaccination protects you, your family and loved ones,” the message read.

Last week, health minister Joe Phaahla called on more men to register for vaccination, saying the sector has recorded a higher percentage of women vaccinated.

“Our female compatriots are leading in coming forward to be vaccinated (60% of women against 40% of men). We again call on male counterparts to come forward and register. We continue to vaccinate at workplaces, farms, mines and factories,” said Phaahla.

Johannesburg mayor Jolidee Matongo told Jacaranda FM the city was concerned about the low number of men vaccinated to date. He said the city was considering offering incentives to residents, such as giving away raffle tickets to win a car.

“We were discussing with the premier [David Makhura] about what incentives and other things we can do. One doctor was saying maybe have a competition and get the automotive sector to donate a car. Those are some of the creative things that can be done,” said Matongo.

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