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By , in dear south africa , at 20th Nov 2021

GOVERNMENT EXPANDS COVID-19 VACCINE INCENTIVES AFTER SLOW UPTAKE

The Department of Health will now offer R100 grocery vouchers to South Africans in their fifties who receive their first Covid-19 shot.

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Department of Health said that its immediate priority is to vaccinate as many people aged fifty years and older ahead of the anticipated fourth wave, because over 80% of Covid-19 related deaths have occurred in this age group.

Three in five people aged 50 years and older have had at least one dose of vaccination and reaching most of the remainder will substantially reduce the number of hospitalisations and deaths over the festive period and into the new year, it said.

“Unfortunately, the uptake of Vooma vouchers among has been poor, with only 8,135 redeemed to date. We have also not seen a significant uptick in vaccinations among over sixties,” said Dr David Harrison, national lead for demand acceleration.

Read more here; https://businesstech.co.za/news/government/539114/south-africa-expands-covid-19-vaccine-incentives-after-slow-uptake/

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