Despite the low numbers of men vaccinating against COVID -19, Gauteng Premier David Makhura said that the provincial government was hoping the numbers would increase from 53000 to 100000 people testing per day.
David Makhura was visiting the KT Motubatse Hall at Soshanguve, monitoring the progress of the covid-19 vaccination program as it was one of the sites that were chosen around Tshwane.
Accompanied by the health MEC Dr. Nomathemba Mokgethi, the pair was impressed with the progress along with how things are being managed at the hall.
The premier mentioned that it has to be a partnership between the government and the community to make sure that they protect the country and their loved ones.
‘’in order to achieve and being able to flatten the curve of covid-19 infection, we need to work together. I’m so much pleased with how this place is being managed’’ said Makhura.
He mentioned that they are vaccinating an average of fifty-three thousand (53 000) people per day, and with how things are going, he wants a hundred thousand (100 000) to be vaccinated per day.
The vaccination site manager Mr. Micheal Gweba thanked the premier for his presence and mentioned that they are very much happy with the progress and the positive feedback from the community since they started the program on the 24th May 2021.
‘’ I’m really grateful for the opportunity to help my community and to be part of the vaccinating team. We make sure that people understand the vaccine before getting the jab, as we have two types of vaccine and I work with less worry because we are very near the clinic and we have doctors that are on standby in case people react badly after getting the vaccine’’ Mr. Gweba said.
Also, the C.P.F patrollers under Akasia police station were also helping with the directions and making sure that people are keeping their distance.