THIS IS WHY GETTING THE VACCINE IS IMPORTANT FOR YOU!
vaccines used in South Africa have been tested and approved by SAHPRA – an
entity of the National Department of Health created by Government with the
responsibility to regulate health products in the country.
the vaccine will protect you from severe illness, hospitalization and
death from COVID-19.
you are vaccinated, your immune system will recognize the virus quickly
when you get infected with COVID-19 and prevents you from being severely
ill or dying.
vaccinated, you will be doing it for yourself and your loved ones.
we collectively take the decision to get vaccinated, we take a step closer
to returning to getting back to life as we knew it.
leaders in Government, Teacher Unions, faith-based and other sectors have
already gotten the vaccine.
news and conspiracy theories are part of all vaccination programmes –
always listen to the experts and the scientists.
Basic Education sector is aware of hesitancy surrounding the COVID-19
vaccines. The sector is working closely with Teacher Unions, SGBs and
other stakeholders to address it.
Basic Education sector is engaging experts and leaders of faith based
groups to address vaccine hesitancy in the sector.
the vaccine provides you with one layer of protection - you still need to
continue wearing a mask, washing or sanitizing your hands and keeping
physical distance from others. Together, these provide you with a complete
package of protection.
is voluntary – The Basic Education sector will NEVER force you to take it.
You can, however, save yourself and help save others by choosing
Basic Education sector vaccination programme will remain open during the
week of 5-9 July 2021.
can get vaccinated at your nearest vaccination designated site. Your
school has the information on the nearest vaccination site.
more information, call the COVID-19 call centre on 0800