What you must know about the COVID-19 Vaccine

Coronavirus has caused at least four million recorded deaths worldwide, and probably almost 200,000 excess deaths in South Africa. This Covid pandemic is one of the worst in history.  But, the good news is that a number of very effective vaccines have been developed.

Our only hope for getting the Covid pandemic under control is for as many people as possible to be vaccinated against it as quickly as possible.  The Vaccines will give you near-complete protection against severe illness and dying from Covid. They are safe. All vaccines used in the vaccination programme in South Africa have undergone extensive trials and have been proven to be effective and safe. 

Also, the risk of serious side effects is similar to the chance of being struck by lightning, and side effects are treatable and generally go away on their own. It takes time for vaccines to start working well — usually about two weeks, and their working steadily improves after this.

Vaccines are our best hope in fighting Covid. Get vaccinated.

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