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    Covid-19: 50 years and older? Get your second vaccine booster shot

    The government now offers a second Covid-19 vaccine booster shot for people 50 years and older.

    Those eligible to receive the booster shot of the Pfizer vaccine can get it from Monday 6 June 2022.

    SECOND VACCINE BOOSTER SHOT FOR THOSE OVER 50

    According to national health spokesperson Foster Mohale, the additional booster is available to all people of this age group. Those who have completed at least 120 days or four months since they received their last Covid-19 vaccination of either Pfizer or J&J.

    “This is part of efforts by the government to increase vaccine uptake to achieve population immunity while protecting the most vulnerable groups. Especially those living with co-morbidities such as diabetes, and hypertension,”

    added Mohale.

    He further said the Pfizer vaccine has shown to be safe and effective for boosting immunity in older persons who remain at the highest risk of severe disease and death from Covid.

    Out of a total adult population of almost 20 million people who have been vaccinated so far, more than 7 million of them are aged 50 years and older. 

    “We applaud older people for coming forward in large numbers. We also encourage all individuals who have not had their second dose or vaccine booster shot to go to their nearest vaccination site,”

    said Mohale.

    FIND YOUR CLOSEST VACCINATION SITE THROUGH THIS APP

    The Department in collaboration with health organisation Right-to-Care, has launched the app FindMyJab.co.za.

    The app makes it easier for anyone to find the closest vaccination site using any device such as a smartphone, laptop, tablet, etc. 

    Find the nearest active vaccination sites with these easy steps:

    • Use your current location/enter your address/tap on the map for a location
    • User the slider to define how far to search for the nearest vaccination site
    • The nearest active sites are displayed in the results table & map. 
    • Navigate to or share search results using social media.

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