How long will it take to vaccinate 67% of South Africans?
To obtain herd immunity South Africa is aiming to vaccinate 67% of the population. That is approximately 40 million people.* So far, vaccinations have been administered since the rollout started on 17 February 2021. That's an average of vaccinations a day. If vaccinations continue at this pace it will take to reach the 67% target. Use the buttons below to change the average number of vaccinations per day to see how it affects the time needed to reach the target.
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Programming & Design: Alastair Otter. Data from Media Hack Collective and Africa Data Hub. Syringe icon by Blaise Sewell from the Noun Project,
* NOTES: For more on the 67% vaccinations required for herd immunity see COVID-19: key questions about South Africa’s vaccine rollout plan and COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Strategy FAQ. The calculations above are based on the Mid-year population estimates 2020 from Stats SA. The calculations are based on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine which requires only a single dose. The calculations are estimates and not an absolute prediction.