To date, we have vaccinated 211 977 persons in the Overberg District, this includes health workers (as part of the Sisonke trial) and educators.
As you are preparing to get back to work or go back to school, make sure you are protected. Make this one of your new year’s resolutions - Get your vaccine now so you can have the assurance of protection against becoming severely ill. In addition, wear your mask when outdoors, avoid crowds, do outdoor activities, and ensure good ventilation when indoors.
Recently presented data, have once again shown how effective vaccination is in protecting you against becoming severely ill with COVID-19. So why still wait, vaccinate!
Here is proof vaccination has saved and continues to save live. During this fourth wave:
• If you are fully vaccinated, your risk of being hospitalised are 3 times lower and
• nearly 4 times lower of death, when compared to those who were unvaccinated
• new admissions are currently only at 63% of the third wave peak
• deaths stand at only 24% of the third wave peak
As we are coming off the peak of the fourth wave, let’s be proactive and ensure we get as much protection as possible during this period. Vaccination remains our best defense against COVID-19 and continues to be available to all persons 12 years and older.
If you have already received your one dose J&J more than two months ago, or your two doses Pfizer at least six months ago, we encourage you to also go for your booster dose. The good news is you do not have to wait for a reminder sms for your booster but can go to a vaccination site without it.
Immunocompromised individuals who received an additional vaccine dose, will become eligible to receive a booster dose of J&J two months after having received the additional dose or a booster dose of Pfizer 6 months after having received the additional dose.
If we work together, we can exit the fourth wave while keeping each other safe. Spread the word and let’s do this!
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