As a nation, we have embarked on the single most important intervention to defeat this once-in-a-century health crisis, which is vaccinating our adult population against Covid-19.
We know that to achieve success, we need two critical elements to be in place:
- The availability of sufficient, efficacious vaccines,
- To ensure we have a large number of vaccination sites in place to deliver against the objective of vaccinating the entire adult population by March 2022.
In terms of vaccine supply, Government has successfully secured over 62 million vaccine doses to date. This includes 31 million Johnson & Johnson (J&J) single-dose vaccines, 30 million Pfizer-BioNTech double-dose vaccines and an additional 1.39 million vaccines via the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access programme, otherwise known as COVAX. While we have secured the doses required, the schedule of delivery from manufacturers remains constrained due to incredible global demand for vaccines. This is a global challenge for countries all over the world.
How you can help
Get involved in the Western Cape Government’s #LetsDoThis campaign, which encourages residents of the Western Cape to register and then get vaccinated, when it is their turn.
Collateral for the campaign can be downloaded here: https://bit.ly/3yitWwv
- Click here to view the B4SA FactSheet: NATIONAL VACCINATION INFORMATION: EMPLOYER SITES
- Click here to view information about the #LetsDoThis campaign
We would encourage all FEDHASA members in the Western Cape to share this collateral with your employees, and where possible, with your customers.
This collateral is available in English, Afrikaans and isiXhosa, and has been checked by the Western Cape provincial health department.
It is also the same process that residents in other provinces would need to follow. The portal the advertisement links to is the EVDS portal, which is the same country wide (https://vaccine.enroll.health.gov.za/#/) and the other registration numbers (the USSD code and WhatsApp number) are available for residents in other provinces too.
We can only succeed if we stand together. #LetsDoThis