The Western Cape Health Department says fully vaccinated people are four times less likely to die from Covid-19 complications than those who are not vaccinated.
The Department once again, over the weekend, encouraged residents over the age of 50 to get their injection as soon as possible.
According to the province’s Head of Health, Dr. Keith Cloete getting at least one dose of a two-dose Covid-19 vaccine, will provide protection against serious illness, hospitalization or death.
He says that fully vaccinated people enjoy the best protection.
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- Western Cape Health Department to implement additional strategies to take Covid-19 vaccine to residents.
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- More than 30% of Western Cape pensioners still need to get vaccinated.
1/2 Western Cape health data from the third wave reveals that residents in the 50+ bracket were 7.5 times more likely to die of COVID-19 than younger age groups. It also shows that that fully vaccinated people were 4.3 times less likely to die than unvaccinated people. pic.twitter.com/Hpze4rJjjT
— Premier Alan Winde (@alanwinde) October 8, 2021
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— Premier Alan Winde (@alanwinde) October 7, 2021