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9.1 million South Africans are fully vaccinated, majority are women

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Of the 12.8 million South Africans that have been vaccinated against Covid-19, a total of 9.1 million were fully inoculated by Sunday afternoon, says the national Department of Health.

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OF THE 12.8 million South Africans that have been vaccinated against Covid-19, a total of 9.1 million were fully inoculated by Sunday afternoon, says the national Department of Health.

With 39.7 million adults in the country, this means that 32.2% of the population has received a vaccine.

The majority are females (57%) in comparison to 43% of males.

The Department of Health said a total of 17.8 million doses of the vaccines have been administered.

Of these, over 13 million were the double-dose Pfizer vaccine, compared to the four million single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

In terms of percentage in terms of its population, the Western Cape is leading with almost 41% of its population having received a vaccine.

With Gauteng having the highest population of over 11 million, the province is placed sixth in the country, with only having vaccinated 29.56% of its population.

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