May 17 2021 South Africa’s second phase of the coronavirus vaccination work officially launched on the 17th, this stage of vaccination is mainly for the elderly aged 60 years and above and people with a combination.
Currently, a total of 83 public hospital vaccination sites and 4 private hospital vaccination sites in South Africa provide phase II coronavirus vaccination services. The South African government says the number of vaccination sites will rise to 200 by the end of the week and continue to rise as more vaccines enter the country.
Statistics show that more than 1.2 million people who meet the requirements for phase II vaccination have registered for vaccination. The government says it is on track to meet its second-stage goal of vaccinating 5.5 million people against the coronavirus vaccine if 6.5 million doses are received by the end of June. As the Johnson vaccine has been discontinued, Pfizer vaccines are currently in use in South Africa.
The first phase of the coronavirus vaccine in South Africa targets health care workers. Statistics show that fewer than 480,000 people have completed the first phase of vaccination, well below the government’s previous target of 1.2 million.
South Africa is the worst affected country in Africa. As of the 16th, the country has more than 1.61 million confirmed cases, the cumulative number of deaths of about 55,000 cases.