CentralSA#CovidVaccine: FS nears 300 000 mark
─── KATLEHO MORAPELA 15:39 Wed, 21 Jul 2021
Free State Premier Sisi Ntombela is pleased with the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccines across the province.
This, as the province nears the 300 000 mark of those already vaccinated. Health MEC Montseng Tsiu has confirmed a total of 290 000 individuals has been vaccinated so far.
In an interview with OFM News, Ntombela’s spokesperson Sello Pietersen confirms the spread of the virus in the province remains a great cause of concern.
He, however, alludes that the Office of the Premier is pleased with how the vaccine rollout programme has been progressing. He says the vaccination of teachers went well, that of Social Development kicked off on Monday without much hiccups, whilst that of Correctional Services officials and inmates was also launched on Wednesday.
Pietersen says all the provincial departments are working closely with the Provincial Health to ensure that there are no major glitches. He says the province is still aiming to vaccinate 1.9 million of its population to reach herd immunity. He further calls on members of the public in the age groups currently eligible, to vaccinate to get their jab.