Business Day (21 October 2021) reported that government considers using food vouchers, lottery entries and mobile data as incentives to boost the flagging demand for Covid-19 vaccines among people over 60 years before the fourth Covid-19 wave expected in December. If the programme continues at its current rate, 1.8-m people aged 60 and above will still be unvaccinated at the end of the year, according to the NDoH. R100-m has already been raised from the private sector and discussions are under way with potential retail partners to launch the scheme in early November.

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