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MEDIA ALERT 18 MAY 2021 – TUESDAY
UMZIMVUBU MAYOR CLLR SOBANE MNUKWA RECEIVED THE JOHNSON & JOHNSON COVID-19 VACCINE
Earlier today the 18th May 2021, Umzimvubu Mayor Cllr Sobane Mnukwa received the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine at Madzikane ka Zulu Hospital in KwaBhaca. The Mayor together with the Executive Mayor of the Alfred Nzo District Municipality, Cllr Sxolile Mehlomakhulu conducted a walk about at Madzikane kaZulu Hospital to assess the state of readiness for the phase2 Covid-19 rollout programme.
“We have assessed Madzikane kaZulu Hospital, the hospital is more than ready to commence with vaccination as scheduled for the 24th May 2021. Cllr Mnukwa and myself also vaccinated and did not experience any side effects as said on social media. We encourage residents to disregard false information around the Covid-19 vaccines. Residents are further urged to only consider information from reliable government orientated platforms” said Cllr Mehlomakhulu.
“Since the launched of the vaccination programme in March this year, 4650 healthcare professionals have been vaccinated. This means that the Alfred Nzo District sits at 96.8% in terms of vaccinated healthcare workers in the district. With regards to phase 2 of the vaccination programme, Umzimvubu Local Municipality is currently seating at 5644 registrations and has since been identified as the Municipality with the highest number of registrations in the district” said an impressed Clinical Manager at Mdzikane kaZulu Hospital, Dr Tshoba.
Cllr Sobane Mnukwa called on all Healthcare Practitioners to take advantage of this opportunity and get vaccinated to increase our advantage for herd population immunity. He further said, “Vaccinating is only one of the measures used to curb the spread of the virus, it does not replace social distancing, wearing masks and sanitizing. I therefore encourage all citizens to continue adhering to all Covid-19 health protocols even beyond vaccination” concluded Umzimvubu Mayor Cllr Sobane Mnukwa.
For any enquiries or more information kindly contact:
Mrs Nokhanyo Zembe
HOD: Communications and SPU
Umzimvubu Local Municipality
039 255 8508 / 072 091 3952