Saturday, October 30, 2021

Pop up vaccination for the elderly

 Health Minister Joe Phaahla said the department will be setting up a pop-up vaccination site at about 1 000 voting stations across the county.

The pop-up sites would prioritise the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, although the two-dose Pfizer jab would also be available.

This is in an effort to encourage people aged 60 and above to get vaccinated, Phaahla said they had introduced a pilot scheme valued at R26 million to benefit 260 000 individuals who receive their first vaccine dose in November.

They will qualify for a R100 Vuma grocery voucher, which can be redeemed at Shoprite, USave and Checkers stores. The vouchers would be available on a first-come-first-served basis and would be sent to recipients via SMS.

by Everngelista Muza

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