Vooma Vaccination Campaign runs smoothly in Mkhondo

AMSTERDAM – The community of KwaThandeka came in large numbers for the Vooma Vaccination Campaign in Mkhondo today.

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This is the third phase of the initiative to get people vaccinated to curb the spread of COVID-19. On Friday, several community members took the jab in various vaccination sites at Empumelelweni and Hlalani Kahle settlements. There was also a vaccination site at a local mall in Emalahleni Local Municipality. The last stop was at the Amsterdam Taxi Rank in Mkhondo Local Municipality.

Health minister Dr Joe Phaahla
Health minister Dr Joe Phaahla.

Health Minister Dr Joe Phaahla visited various vaccination sites in Mkhondo includes KwaThandeka Community Hall. He encouraged the community to vaccinate. He also conducted a door-to-door visit to a few households. Phaahla advised to ignore anti-vaccination theories that suggest that the vaccine is not right.

Youngsters in Amsterdam ready to vaccinate
Youngsters in the queue to vaccinate.

Earlier, Premier Refilwe Mtshweni-Tsipane appealed to communities, including traditional leaders, faith-based organisations, labour, business and civil society, to support the campaign ahead of the festive season.

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“Let us increase the uptake by vaccinating to protect ourselves, our families and our communities before the fourth wave of COVID-19 infections,” the premier said.

The province just reached one million mark vaccines administered. 325 vaccination sites opened during the weekend. On Sunday, the campaign will be at Kabokweni Shopping Complex.

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