SAHPRA says with new variants of Covid-19 that are being observed, getting vaccinated still is the best way to protect one-self from getting severely ill.
SAHPRA CEO professor Helen Rees says even though the vaccines are not 100% effective against preventing infection they provide significant protection against developing severe illness and death.
During a parliamentary briefing this week, Rees said getting vaccinated would also help reduce pressure on the country’s healthcare system.
She says the vaccines remain effective against the new Covid-19 variants.
She urges residents to continue practicing the health- and safety measures even after getting vaccinated.
Access her full briefing here.
- Majority of South Africans inoculated with Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine.
- NICD keeping a close eye on new Covid-19 variant – C.1.2 – Delta remains dominant.
- Sinovac & Astra-Zeneca vaccines to be rolled out in South Africa in future.
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Portfolio Committee on Health, 1st September 2021 https://t.co/Mynni0Yfkd
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