Vaccination rate drops to a new low
On September 23, Business Day reported that SA’s average Covid-19 vaccination rate has dropped to its lowest level in over a month, a trend that threatens to throw off course the government’s plan to inoculate three-quarters of the population by year end.
“A far cry from the yet-to-be attained target of 300 000 daily doses, an average of 170 000 Covid-19 vaccines have been administered daily.
“The plunging vaccination rate is likely to intensify debate comes amid calls from business lobby groups for vaccine passports, which would let people prove they are inoculated before being admitted into
places such as hotels, sports events and restaurants.”
*Meanwhile the latest statistics from the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) show that the national seven-day moving average of daily case numbers, positivity rate and testing rate continue to decrease, with sustained decreases seen in all provinces.
“These trends are encouraging but we should not let our guard down yet, said Dr Michelle Groome, head of the NICD’s public health, surveillance and response division