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The City of Ekurhuleni reached a milestone of administering over a million COVID-19 vaccines to its residents.

 This milestone was achieved during the Vooma Vaccination Weekend drive launched by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday, 1 October, at DH Williams Hall in Katlehong.

The drive is a government programme aimed at accelerating the speed at which vaccines are administered to as many people in South Africa as possible before the start of the anticipated fourth wave of COVID-19.

“In only three days, between 1 - 3 October, our health team administered 20 754 vaccines bringing the total number administered to 1 013 714 as of Tuesday, 5 October.

“We are happy to see that residents heeded the president’s call to get vaccinated during the Vooma Vaccination Weekend drive. While the one million mark is a great achievement, efforts are in place to get more people vaccinated,” said MMC for Health and Social Services Cllr Nomadozi Nkosi.

The MMC reminds residents to get their second dose to be fully vaccinated.

“Residents need not return to the same vaccination site but can visit a site convenient to them as they are already on the data base,” she said.
Caption:Ekurhuleni resident who heeded the presidents call to get her COVID-19 vaccine during the Vaccination Weekend drive.