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23 August 2021

Health experts urge change in Covid-19 messaging to tackle vaccine hesitancy

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In the past 24 hours, about 194 000 people were vaccinated. So far the total vaccinations in the country have been over 9 million.

The national health department plans to vaccinate 70% of the adult population by the end of the year. Currently, only about 12% of this population are vaccinated, meaning that South Africa needs to vaccinate 29 million adults to reach the target.

According to the Human Sciences Research Council’s (HSRC) Research Director, Dr Ben Roberts, getting information to people through their preferred channels of communication and language is extremely important.

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