Reitumetse Makwea
Digital Intern
3 minute read
10 Sep 2021
5:10 am

Don’t be scared of the vaccine; be scared of getting Covid

Reitumetse Makwea

Getting protected against the coronavirus is still undeniably the right choice for your health and the safety of others.

Nurse Phumzile Mbele prepares Covid-19 vaccination syringes, 7 September 2021, at the Rhema Bible Church vaccination site in Bromhof, Randburg. The site offers walk-in and drive-thru facilities. Picture: Michel Bega

The pandemic has certainly been winding down with cases, deaths and hospitalisations significantly lower, but it is definitely far from over, and the debate between the vaxxed and the unvaxxed is taking a sour turn. Vaccinations against Covid have continued, but so has the hesitancy, fake news and conspiracy theories. I won’t lie: some did get to me, but after speaking to experts I finally made a decision, not only for me, but to protect my son as well. After my first jab, I sent my family pictures. My dad was disappointed that instead of having faith in God to...