Editorials
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3 Feb 2021
4:50 am

Getting the Covid-19 vaccine jab is a responsible option

Editorials

Refusing the vaccine may be your right – but taking it is your responsibility as a caring citizen.

(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 24, 2020, One of the first South African Oxford vaccine trialists looks on as a medical worker injects him with the clinical trial for a potential vaccine against the COVID-19 coronavirus at the Baragwanath hospital in Soweto, South Africa. (Photo by SIPHIWE SIBEKO / POOL / AFP)

Now that the “covidiots” have stopped claiming that the global coronavirus pandemic and millions of deaths and infections are a hoax, they’re casting doubt about Covid-19 vaccines. The result of this fake news – spread like a raging bushfire via social media platforms – is that a disturbing proportion of people in this country are saying they will refuse to be vaccinated. This is their constitutional right, as President Cyril Ramaphosa emphasised on Monday night when assuring South Africans that they would not be forced to be inoculated. READ MORE: Q&A: Should you be afraid of the vaccine? A doctor weighs in Most...