(Fighting against New Coronary Pneumonia) South Africa: Vaccination for people aged 12 to 17 years old

  China News Service, Johannesburg, October 15 (Reporter Wang Xi) South African Health Minister Joe Fahra announced at a regular press conference on the 15th that the South African government will open the new crown for people aged 12 to 17 from the 18th of this month. Pneumonia vaccination work, and the South African government's goal is to complete the vaccination work for at least 50% of people aged 12 to 17 before the Christmas holiday in December.

  Fahra said that the number of people in South Africa between the ages of 12 and 17 is about 6 million.

Although South Africa has not yet carried out large-scale campus vaccination work, South African health departments at all levels should seize the opportunity of students in school and vaccinate as many people of the right age as possible to prevent the large-scale spread of the epidemic on campus.

He confirmed that the South African government will supervise the vaccination work throughout the entire process and conduct real-time assessment of the vaccination situation based on international authoritative research data.

  Fahra also confirmed that after the peak of the third wave of new crown pneumonia epidemic has passed smoothly, the current South African new crown pneumonia vaccination work is continuing to advance.

So far, more than 20 million people in South Africa have received one or two doses of the vaccine, and this number is expected to continue to rise with the development of South Africa’s weekend vaccination work.

  As of press time, the total number of confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in South Africa has reached 2,915,560, with 88,562 deaths, and the positive rate of testing reached 2.3%.


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