Mediclinic Bloemfontein hosts vaccination weekend

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The Department of Health and Business for South Africa (B4SA) is calling on South Africans to participate in the vaccination drive on 1 and 2 October 2021, an initiative that Mediclinic Southern Africa proudly supports.

According to Tertia Kruger, Corporate Communication Manager at Mediclinic Southern Africa, all the Mediclinic vaccination centres will be open the entire weekend, 1 and 2 October, to make the vaccine accessible.

Mediclinic Bloemfontein urges community members to visit and register on the Department of Health’s EVDS registration page if they have not already done so. “People can then visit the Mediclinic website and book a convenient time and date for vaccination at our hospital. Mediclinic has made booking quick and easy,” said Carl Bührmann, Hospital General Manager of Mediclinic Bloemfontein.

Kruger explained that Mediclinic unequivocally supports the vaccination process based on evidence led research around current vaccines that provides a strong indication of the dramatic impact the vaccine offers as protection against severe illness and the risk of death. “This has been demonstrated by many different Covid-19 vaccines in a number of countries.”

Mediclinic strongly believes that the community can protect themselves by vaccinating and reaching the 70% target, and that will also dramatically reduce the potential impact of a fourth wave later in the year.

“We encourage our community to act now, and reap the benefits as we look at the possibility of a more open community where our health is better protected. Please visit our vaccination centre during the next two days,” concluded Bührmann.

 Corn Koteli