Health expert says vaccine education is important at community level

Over 90,000 people have died since COVID-19 was first detected in the country, in March last year. Health expert, Salome Maswime spoke with eNCA's Gareth Edwards about how far South Africa has come this year as far as the virus is concerned. Courtesy of #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - The message about COVID-19 vaccines must be delivered at grassroots level according to health expert Salome Maswime.

She believes this will address the low uptake.

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"I do think that sometimes that not all of us go to the ground and get involved with patients...very little engagement with community," said Maswime.

"I have participated in vaccine workshop with patients and you get to hear their fears and concerns and then you are able to relay messages that are going to give them much ease about the vaccine. So I think it is not about government but it is partnership as academics, as NGOs, a lot of us have to work together to meet the actual patients and the people that want to utilize the services that we are providing," she said.


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