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