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source: https://www.citizen.co.za/news/covid-19/2865971/ec-village-chief-encourages-vaccination/


He adds he was pleased with how the community welcomed the immunization campaign, especially at a time when vaccine skepticism was high. 



Following the death of two relatives in one day due to Covid-19, an Eastern Cape town chief has called individual comrades and traditional pioneers to take a stand against the disease. 


The Citizen was informed by Boss Gwadiso of the Khonjwana town in Engceleni that he had subsequently learned that immunization was the most effective way to protect people from the infection. 


"People should be encouraged to receive the antibodies to protect themselves from the fatal virus," Gwadiso said. 


"I decided to get immunized in order to demonstrate to the people I lead that vaccines are our mainstay of survival and that they do not kill." 


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"On December 6th, my more experienced sister died of Covid complications, and on the same day, hours later, my younger sister died of Covid complications." My older sister's child died of a similar virus a day after we had covered my sisters. Two other relatives tried positive a few days later and were admitted to the hospital; thankfully, they survived." 


He expressed satisfaction with how the local community has welcomed immunization programs in the past, particularly during periods of high antibody hesitancy. 


"The people's group has organized a government vaccination drive, and practically everyone in our community has taken advantage of the opportunity, both young and elderly." 


The Eastern Cape, a leader in the country's vaccination effort, owed its success last month to increased inoculation crusades at award pay focuses, spring up ends of the week, and an organization of poke destinations at key focuses. 


With the appearance of Transnet's Transvaco Vaccine Train, the area's program was bolstered with the addition of immunization to west, east, and northward rail passageways. 


It is the best region in the country, with almost 21.8 percent of multiple million qualified individuals fully immunized, and is rapidly approaching its immunization target of 4.9 million people to achieve crowd immunity. 


This is a course correction after the Eastern Cape was in the spotlight for a number of unsatisfactory reasons before becoming a Covid region of interest at the end of last year. 


When its public and private emergency clinics were inundated with contaminated patients, some of whom had to be discharged, there was concern. 


Dr. Joe Phaahla, the Minister of Health, was intrigued by the Eastern Cape's immunization turnaround and praised it for setting the standard for the rest of the country. 


"To expand access to inoculation, we have travelled to every part of the length and breadth of our region, bringing this critical and lifesaving administration directly to individuals," said Nomakhosazana Meth, the MEC for Health. 


"We did this through collaborating with organizations, government elements, non-governmental organizations, civil society, and loose networks." 


She stated that while they had figured out how to reduce vaccine aversion, there was still apprehension, namely among men. 


"We can't allow the immunization program to erode." We encourage the males of our magnificent region to listen to the call to immunize themselves. 


"Our message to them is to be inoculated and turn out in large numbers." "We're confident they'll flock to this train in large numbers," Meth said. 


"We'll be able to contact more persons" with the Transvaco immunization train, she explained. 


"It will undoubtedly increase our inhabitants' insurance coverage against serious illness, hospitalization, and death," said the author.

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