Nearly 1 000 voting stations across the country are offering the public the opportunity to cross two things off their to-do lists on Election Day, with vaccination drives operating parallel to ballot queues.
The Local Government Election has been underway for just over four-hours now, and while South Africans are being encouraged to do their part for the country by heading to polling stations, government is also continuing its effort to ramp up the country’s COVID-19 vaccination plan by making the jab available at 935 stations around the country.
Here’s where you can get vaccinated after you vote:
You can kill two birds with one stone on Monday at these voting stations. Additionally if you’re over the age of 60-years-old and get vaccinated after you vote, you can claim a R100 grocery voucher!
South Africa has vaccinated just over 30% of its population since the vaccine strategy was launched earlier this year, but government still has a long way to go if it is to reach its target of administering the jab to some 40 million citizens by the end of the year.
Health Minister to inspect pop-up sites on Election Day
Health Minister Joe Phaahla is heading to a host of the vaccination pop-up sites in Limpopo on Election Day
“Minister of Health Dr Joe Phaahla will tomorrow (Monday), visit Limpopo pop-up vaccination sites established to enhance vaccinations alongside voting to enable unvaccinated and partly vaccinated people to conveniently receive their life-saving jab at designated voting stations,” the Presidency said in a statement.
“The day-long programme will culminate with Minister Phaahla casting vote at his local voting station at Moshate, Ga-Phaahla village – Makhuduthamaga Municipality in the afternoon.”