Vaccination campaign intensified

Get the jab

29 October 2021 | Health

Emma Theofelus; Deputy minister, MICT; “A vaccine boosts your immune system, it prepares your body to fight a virus, while a cure kills the virus.”

Swakopmund • [email protected]

The health ministry launched the “Kick Covid-19 out of Namibia” campaign roadshow in the Erongo region. The campaign aims to get between 150 000 and 400 000 individuals vaccinated by 10 December 2021. At the launch near Owetu in Mondesa, 20 people were vaccinated; some were first timers while five came for their second jab.

The deputy minister of Information and Communication Technology, Emma Theofelus, addressed the issue of misinformation surrounding the Covid-19 virus, mentioning the different types of vaccines, and why people should be vaccinated. She said that a vaccine is not a cure, and that there is a difference between a vaccine and a cure. “A vaccine boosts your immune system, it prepares your body to fight a virus, while a cure kills the virus.”

Swakopmund councillor Heinrich Hafeni urged people to unite in the fight against Covid-19. On the occasion, Lyando Ebenhard took the Johnson vaccine.“I want to keep fit and free from Covid, and protect the nation,” he said. A performance by rapper Ixa Adonis uplifted the crowd’s spirit. He stated that the campaign is a great idea. “People are often misinformed and artists need to put in effort to inform them correctly and motivate them to take the vaccine.”

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