SA will offer booster Covid-19 shots from next month

Planning incentives to improve vaccination rates.
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South Africa’s government will offer booster Covid-19 shots to health workers next month and is planning incentives to improve vaccination rates.

Boosters will be offered to almost 500 000 people who received the Johnson and Johnson vaccine as part of a trial earlier this year, Health Department deputy Director-General Nicholas Crisp said by phone on Friday. The doses will be available from November 8, he said.

Fast-food provider Nando’s Group is offering R500 000 of vouchers to the nation’s best-performing vaccination sites on the day of municipal elections on November 1, Health Minister Joe Phaahla told reporters at a briefing. The government also plans to offer R100 of grocery vouchers to people over the age of 60 who go and get vaccinated for the first time, he said.

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Gee- Get a T shirt. KF and a Nando’s voucher for your ANC vote !!!

Can’t help but laugh.

The same government that implements BEE, thrives in corruption, wants to implement the NHI, go ahead with EWC while Eskom and the likes errode away now wants to incentives citizens to be part of the drug companies trials that are running till 2023.

I’m sure this time around they have the citizens best interests in mind, and that there are no financial or other incentives for the politicians from people or companies that stand to profit from the sale and distribution of these medicines…

Let’s not look at the sudden increase in revenue of companies like Pfizer etc…

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