Deepening Democracy through Access to Information
Home / News / All News RSS ← Back

Email this article

separate emails by commas, maximum limit of 4 addresses

Sponsored by


Article Enquiry

Covid-19: Gauteng hits four-million mark for vaccinations


Embed Video

Covid-19: Gauteng hits four-million mark for vaccinations

Covid-19 vaccines

16th September 2021

By: News24Wire


Font size: -+

Gauteng has administered more than four-million Covid-19 vaccine doses to almost three-million people.

According to the national Department of Health, the total number of doses shot up to 4 027 473 after the provincial health department administered 64 885 jabs on Wednesday.


Out of the total, more than a million doses were administered since the end of August.

At the time, Gauteng Health MEC Nomathemba Mokgethi said it was essential to vaccinate as many people as possible ahead of a looming fourth wave of infections, which is expected to hit at the end of the year.


The country's most densely populated province is aiming to vaccinate 10-million people by December 2021.

According to national government targets, the provincial health department will need to vaccinate 70% of its 11 311 326 adult population by December.

As of Wednesday, just more than a quarter of the province's adult population (2 925 576) had received at least one vaccine dose. Of those, 2 201 993 received at least one dose of the Pfizer vaccine, and 723 583 people were vaccinated with a dose of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

The province recorded 414 new Covid-19 infections, taking the total number of cases to 912 729.

According to the provincial department, there have been more than 19 000 Covid-19-related deaths in the province.

Nationally, 28% of adults have received at least one vaccine dose.


To subscribe email or click here
To advertise email or click here

Comment Guidelines

About is a product of Creamer Media.

Other Creamer Media Products include:
Engineering News
Mining Weekly
Research Channel Africa

Read more


We offer a variety of subscriptions to our Magazine, Website, PDF Reports and our photo library.

Subscriptions are available via the Creamer Media Store.

View store


Advertising on is an effective way to build and consolidate a company's profile among clients and prospective clients. Email

View options
Free daily email newsletter Register Now
Register Close