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One million SA teens vaccinated ahead of new school year

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More than one million South African teenagers in the 12-17 age group have received a Covid-19 vaccine as schools are set to open next week.

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MORE than one million South African teenagers in the 12-17 age group have received a Covid-19 vaccine as schools are set to open next week.

According to Department of Health statistics, by Monday afternoon a total of 1,007,034 vaccines had been administered.

Vaccines for this age group opened in late October.

A total of 545,233 were females and 461 811 were males.

The majority of these vaccines were in the Gauteng area – 213,631 – followed by Limpopo province with 153,541.

The country has recorded a 14% positivity rate, with 2,409 new cases recorded in the past 24 hours.

The death toll since the start of the pandemic is 92,530.

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