Rural areas leading the way in registering people for Covid-19 vaccinations - health dept

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A vaccination drive for the elderly at Munsieville Care for the Aged in Krugersdorp, Gauteng (SAgovnews via Twitter)
A vaccination drive for the elderly at Munsieville Care for the Aged in Krugersdorp, Gauteng (SAgovnews via Twitter)

Rural areas are registering more people to vaccinate on the Electronic Vaccination Data System (EVDS) than urban areas. 

According to Deputy Director-General of Health Dr Nicholas Crisp, Limpopo - which is one of the most rural provinces in the country - is way ahead of the pack in registering people to be vaccinated. 

Crisp said that, by 30 May, Limpopo had registered 66% of their over 60s on the EVDS system. The Western Cape followed them at 47%, Eastern Cape at 45% and KwaZulu-Natal with 45%. But Gauteng only had 37% of their elderly registered.  

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