Vedanta vaccinates 450 people

19th August 2021

By: Marleny Arnoldi

Creamer Media Contributing Editor Online


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Vedanta Zinc International has hosted two mass Covid-19 vaccination drives in Aggeneys, in the Northern Cape, near its zinc operations.

The first vaccination drive was to celebrate Mandela Day, which occurs yearly on July 18, followed by a three-day follow-up drive to ensure a wider reach.

Vedanta employees, who were eligible for the vaccination, also mobilised their families and community members to get the jab.

As a result, the Department of Health district office vaccinated more than 450 people during both vaccination drives.

Vedanta says the success of the mass vaccination drive contributes to South Africa's vaccination statistics. According to the latest government figures, more than 5.5-million South Africans have received at least one dose and 1.69-million people are fully vaccinated.

"Vedanta will continue to support government to ensure maximum vaccination capacity at our operations is achieved.

“The Covid-19 vaccination is our most important tool to help stop the pandemic and we encourage all those who are eligible to get vaccinated for the safety of all South Africans," says Gamsberg mine GM Pieter van Greunen.


Edited by Chanel de Bruyn
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor Online


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