Makhura: Gauteng has administered 5.3 mn vaccine doses, but townships lagging

Gauteng Premier David Makhura and the provincial COVID-19 command council said on 18 October 2021 that 5.3 million people living in Gauteng had been vaccinated against COVID-19 and that 1.1 million people living in Johannesburg were fully vaccinated. However, Makhura said that townships, particularly in the south of Johannesburg, were lagging behind with vaccinations.