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.

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