Sipho Mabena
Premium Journalist
2 minute read
3 Feb 2021
7:01 am

Vaccine jab is ‘a life or death choice’

Sipho Mabena

Health practitioner says even though it was developed at speed, the process placed patient safety at the forefront.

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As government fights the deadly Covid-19 pandemic to achieve “herd immunity” by vaccinating more than 40 million South Africans, Vas Chetty is a witness to why you should get the jab to avoid the disease’s horrifying effects. At the ripe age of 61, in a short space of time she has not only endured eerie hallucinations, nightmares and lost her sense of taste, but has had to learn to walk again. “There was a time that I believed I was dead. The scariest part was what I was told I was doing, pulling off oxygen tubes and telling my son...