Ramaphosa lauds youth enthusiasm on Covid jabs

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has lauded young people’s enthusiasm for Covid-19 jabs as the country expands its vaccination programme.

The president said that on Friday more than half a million 18- to 34-year-olds registered for vaccinates after they became available.

Mr Ramaphosa said he was impressed watching videos of young people queuing for vaccines and interviews of them explaining the benefits of receiving the jab.

He says the group has good information and should convince all adults to get vaccinated.

“We would like to see young people becoming walking adverts for the vaccination process. We appeal to young people to post pictures of themselves getting vaccinated,” the president said.

South Africa has so far administered 10 million doses of either the Johnson & Johnson or Pfizer vaccine.

The county has vaccinated 20% of its adult population of more than 39 million people.

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