South Africa Government

06/09/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/10/2021 01:56

Minister Lindiwe Zulu receives her COVID-19 vaccine at Randgate Clinic, Randfontein, 10 Jun

Following her successful registration on the Electronic Vaccination Data System (EVDS), the Minister of Social Development, Ms Lindiwe Zulu will on Thursday, 10 June 2021 receive her COVID-19 vaccine at the Randgate Clinic, Randfontein, Gauteng Province.

The Minister will be joined by the CEO of SASSA, Ms Totsie Memela-Khambula and several persons aged 60+ as part of Phase 2 of the Mass Vaccination programme currently underway countrywide.

Recent data from the Department of Health shows that 5 of the 9 provinces, namely Free State, Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape and North West have a test positivity above the 10% respectively.

Minister Zulu is a member of the Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on Vaccines that was established to promote mass vaccination and reassure members of the public about the safety of vaccines. With the threat of the third wave on the horizon, Minister Zulu's vaccination drive seeks to promote the public-health benefits of COVID-19 vaccines and to alleviate vaccine hesitancy.

Minister Zulu reiterated her call for all South Africans to continue to practice compliance with the prescribed non-pharmaceutical interventions: social distancing, wearing of mask at all times and washing of hands.

'Getting vaccinated is an important part of the solution against the pandemic. We appeal to all South Africans across the country to strictly comply with all regulations and protocols, said Minister Zulu.

Members of the media are invited to attend and cover the event scheduled as follows:

Date: Thursday, 10 June 2021
Time: ​ 15h00
Venue: Randgate Clinic, Randfontein-Gauteng Province

Media can RSVP by contacting Ms Sharlene Naiker on 082 673 5849 / [email protected](link sends e-mail)

Media enquiries may be forwarded to:
Lumka Oliphant
Cell: 083 484 8067
E-mail: [email protected](link sends e-mail)