The Democratic Alliance (DA) is thrilled with the announcement that vaccination clinics will operate 7 days a week from 1 August, following a meeting between the National Treasury and the Department of Health.
“When we vaccinate more than 1 million extra people every month because we vaccinate over weekends, then this will undoubtedly mean thousands of lives saved over the coming year,” said DA.
Over the last few weeks, the DA has argued that the necessary funds to run weekend vaccination clinics are definitely available in the national budget. It just required leadership to unlock the funds and get this problem resolved.
Now that it has been resolved, this is great news for South Africa, and absolutely the right decision by government.
“We are pleased that the pressure brought to bear by the DA and civil society in recent weeks has had the intended effect, resulting in today’s announcement.
Let the work of saving lives 7 days a week begin!
Over the last few weeks, the DA has argued for necessary funds to run weekend vaccination clinics to be made available.
— Democratic Alliance (@Our_DA) July 9, 2021
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“We encourage every single eligible South African to please get vaccinated. It is the only way to get out of this pandemic, save lives, and begin to rebuild livelihoods,” said party in a statement.