Kgalagadi North vaccinates 484
22 Apr 2021
Kgalagadi North District Health Management Team (DHMT) recently vaccinated 484 elderly people against COVID-19.
Speaking in an interview, Kgalagadi North DHMT public health specialist, Dr Tegegne Solomon, said from 490 doses received, they managed to vaccinate 484 elderly people, something he commended.
He said the team managed to conduct the vaccination exercise in all the 14 villages, which he also said ran smoothly.
Dr Solomon noted that from the vaccination exercise, they recorded 57 per cent of females who got the jab.
He therefore encouraged community members especially men not to be reluctant in issues that concerned health.
Dr Solomon further indicated that, after completion of the exercise, they had not received any critical complications from those who got the jab, apart from minor complains such as mild headaches and swelling. Patients were treated for such and discharged.
On other issues, he implored community members who were not in the specified age brackets to be prepared for the next vaccination exercise.
He implored communities not to let their guards down since the country was not yet out of the woods.
He therefore, emphasised on continual observance of public health protocols at all times to save lives. ENDS
Source : BOPA
Author : Malebogo Lekula
Location : HUKUNTSI
Event : Interview
Date : 22 Apr 2021