Soweto healthcare workers were happy after receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital yesterday.
Gauteng Health Acting Chief Operations Officer spoke to Kaya Breakfast’s Thabiso Sikwane, detailing the workers’ relief as they risk their lives daily.
The sigh of relief comes after a long wait for South Africans to reach herd immunity against the COVID-19 virus.
Meanwhile, the President has urged healthcare workers who have still not registered to receive the COVID-19 vaccine to do so on the platform available.
We want to protect our frontline healthcare workers against #COVID19SA.
— South African Government (@GovernmentZA) February 18, 2021
According to the latest figures, South Africa recorded 2 320 new cases in the last 24-hour cycle bringing the total number to 1 496 439.
Since the start of the pandemic, 48 478 people have lost their lives.
The President says the vaccine rollout aims to ensure that the country can achieve herd immunity against the virus and save lives.