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Over 50% of adults aged 50+ are fully vaccinated as SA inches towards 13 million mark

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Over 50% of South Africans in the age category of 50 years and older have been fully inoculated against Covid-19.

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OVER 50% of South Africans in the age category of 50 years and over have been fully inoculated against Covid-19.

The Department of Health’s latest statistics show that of the 4,817,271 people in the age category of 50-59, 2.4 million (50%) have been fully vaccinated.

In the age category of 60 and over, the population is just over 5.5 million. Of those, just over 3 million (56%) have been fully vaccinated.

South Africa is also inching closer to the 13 million mark for fully vaccinated individuals.

Thirty-two percent of the eligible population is fully vaccinated. Most of them, 57%, are female.

The 18 to 34 age category is the slowest age group opting to get vaccinated. With a population of 17.8 million, just over three million are fully vaccinated.

Statistics shows that more than 210,149 teenagers (12 to 17 age category) have received a single dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

In terms of the provinces, the Western Cape is inching closer to having almost 50% of its adult population fully vaccinated. By Sunday, of the 4.9 million people, just over 2.3 million (48%) were fully vaccinated.

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