Gauteng nears halfway mark for residents with at least one Covid-19 jab

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Image: REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

While only about 2.5-million people in Gauteng are double-jabbed against the coronavirus, the province has been able to register more than 5-million vaccinations administered to its population of 11.3-million.

In the Johannesburg metro, 2.3-million vaccines have been administered to its population of 4.4-million, the Gauteng health department said on Wednesday, with data tallied up to October 12.

Ekurhuleni has recorded 1.1-million inoculations for its 2.8-million eligible residents, and Tshwane 1.2-million for a population of 2.7-million.

Sedibeng has administered 243,743 vaccinations to its population of 688,797, and the West Rand 331,343 out of 686,355.

This brings the total to 5,169,801 vaccinations for the province’s 11,311,326 population. Of this, the number of individuals fully vaccinated sits at 2,498,796.

Broken down according to age, about 935,000 people are fully vaccinated in the 34-49 year bracket, out of the 13.4-million people in this group, who make up the bulk of the province’s working-age population.

In the 18-34 age group, 421,946 people are fully vaccinated of the population of 5.2-million.

The 50-59 age group of 1.3-million people has seen 521,836 people fully jabbed.

Those aged over 60 have registered 619,777 full inoculations out of 1.3-million people.

A breakdown of the Covid-19 vaccination rollout in Gauteng.
A breakdown of the Covid-19 vaccination rollout in Gauteng.
Image: Gauteng health department

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