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Winde visits S’bosch to promote vaccines

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde, visited the Stellcare Centre in Stellenbosch on Monday 10 May, and went from door to door in Cloetesville to encourage residents 60 years and older to register for their vaccines.

The visit forms part of the #LetsDoThis vaccination drive, which aims to encourage residents to register for their vaccine ahead of the beginning of Phase 2 of the mass vaccination programme on 17 May.

“Covid-19 has taken away so much from us over the past year, and we now finally have the opportunity to fight back by getting this life-saving vaccine,” Winde said. “However, we can do this only if we register for it, and that is why the next few weeks will be so important.

“During my visit I had the privilege of helping community members to register, as well as answering questions on why the vaccine is safe and effective.”

According to Winde, one community member explained to him she was scared of what was in the vaccine. “By engaging with her I explained children get vaccines to protect them from all kinds of diseases, and this is the same with the Covid-19 vaccine. I then showed her how to register for the vaccine on her cellphone.”

All Covid-19 vaccines in South Africa have been rigorously tested internationally and will have to be approved by the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority before they are used in South Africa. “The results of these big studies show us the vaccine offers excellent protection against severe Covid-19 illness and death,” he added.

Winde says asking these questions is important, and every person must be sure they have the right information at their disposal to make an informed decision. He commended the Stellcare team on their efforts to ensure the elderly residents are registered for their vaccine and are informed about its rollout. “I further want to commend the local councillors and community members who are playing their part in doing the same,” the Premier said.

“If you are 60 years old or older, and you have not registered yet, please go and do so as soon as possible. If you are not 60 yet, but know someone who is, help them to get onto the database.”

You can do so by visiting www.westerncape.gov.za and clicking on the link to register, or dialing the free USSD code *134*832#.

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