Asanda Matlhare
Intern Journalist
2 minute read
30 Nov 2021
6:30 am

Unvaccinated health workers ‘not necessarily anti-vaxxers’

Asanda Matlhare

According to Democratic Alliance 's Gauteng shadow health MEC Jack Bloom said nearly half of Gauteng’s health workers were not fully vaccinated.

Picture: Gallo Images/Die Burger/Jaco Marais

Gauteng health department spokesperson Foster Mohale said on Monday although fake news and misinformation continued to be contributing factors to the public and some health workers not vaccinating, the department was urging people to consider it. “We are exploring various options to encourage people to consider the vaccine as the most effective way to protect themselves and their loved ones,” said Mohale. This was after Democratic Alliance Gauteng shadow health MEC Jack Bloom said nearly half of Gauteng’s health workers were not fully vaccinated. “Despite high Covid infections, 31 521 (36%) out of 86 630 health workers employed by the...