Call for roll-out of programme to address COVID-19 vaccination disinformation

A member of the North West Provincial Legislature (NWPL) has called for an urgent roll out of an active mobilisation programme to counter disinformation about COVID-19 vaccinations.

Lenah Miga said defeating ignorance is an important step towards reaching the critical herd immunity. “That will ensure that the devastation of the covid-19 pandemic that has cost us many lives and hurt us deeply is rolled-back,” Miga said during the State of the Province Address debate.

Miga stressed that increasing vaccination sites for the second phase of the rollout of the vaccination programme will enable targeted vulnerable beneficiaries such as the aged and those with co-morbidities to access the much awaited vaccine within their proximity.

Almost 8 000 people have been vaccinated in the province since the launch of rollout of the programme two weeks ago.