Faced with flagging demand for Covid-19 shots, the government is planning a series of weekend vaccination drives that aim to make it easier for people to get vaccinated outside working hours.

SA has administered more than 17.1-million doses, but the daily rate is falling far short of the government’s target of 300,000, jeopardising its goal of reaching 70% of the adult population by the end of the year. Vaccination rates are particularly low at weekends, as many sites operate only between Monday and Friday...

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