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2nd vaccination to stop COVID-19 kick off

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June 8, 2021 2 min read

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THE Ministry of Health will on Friday launch a vaccination campaign to cover local healthcare and frontline workers.

This comes a week after the country received the second batch of the COVID-19 vaccine.

The Public Health Nurse at the Mafeteng Government Hospital Sister ’Mampho Mafereka said the operation is aimed at further preventing the spread of the coronavirus.

She said those who were vaccinated when the first batch of the vaccine arrived earlier this year will receive the second dose.

The campaign she said will cover 17 health facilities including the Mafeteng government hospital.
Sis Mafereka called on different groups that received the first dose to come forward and complete their journey as the AstraZeneca is a two-dose vaccine, adding that those who have not been vaccinated should await their turn.

She warned people not believe myths that COVID-19 vaccines cause blood clots because only a few among millions who were vaccinated had blood clots.

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She further urged people to get vaccinated during their turn and seek explanation from health workers and clinics whatever they do not understand.

“Even after being vaccinated, one must still adhere to the coronavirus regulations because the vaccine is proven to lower risks of the virus not to cure it,” she also said, adding that the first vaccination campaign was successful as it managed to cover 95 percent of local healthcare workers. LeNA

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