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At the Pelonomi vaccination centre are from the left Bridget Radimo (who received her first vaccination), dr. Mojalefa Maseloa (director of clinical services, Pelonomi), dr. Gaalebale Mofokeng (Pelonomi), Lesley Moshoke (vaccination site manager, Pelonomi), Sultana Hartzenberg (secretary, Sama), dr. Chantelle van der Bijl, dr. Deon Menge and Gositsile Phetlhhu (all commitee members of Sama).Photo: Lientjie Mentz
At the Pelonomi vaccination centre are from the left Bridget Radimo (who received her first vaccination), dr. Mojalefa Maseloa (director of clinical services, Pelonomi), dr. Gaalebale Mofokeng (Pelonomi), Lesley Moshoke (vaccination site manager, Pelonomi), Sultana Hartzenberg (secretary, Sama), dr. Chantelle van der Bijl, dr. Deon Menge and Gositsile Phetlhhu (all commitee members of Sama).Photo: Lientjie Mentz

Members of the South African Medical Association’s (Sama) Free State branch have shown their support for the Covid-19 prevention drive by visiting vaccination sites in Bloem­fontein.

Sama has more than 9 000 members throughout South Africa.

Commitee members visited the Universitas and the Pelonomi vaccination centres on Thursday (26/08).

Dr. Chantelle van der Bijl, commitee member of the local branch of Sama, said they supported the Covid-19 vaccine being administered.

Sama urges people to get vaccinated to prevent the spread of the virus.

Sama Free State handed out juice and muffins to staff at the vaccination sites as a token of appreciation. They also visited Mediclinic Bloemfontein and Life Rosepark this week.

Bridget Radimo (30), a member of the public, was vaccinated on Thursday.

“I am very happy to at last get my vaccine,” she said.

People aged 18 years and older can now also, since 20 August, register and get vaccinated. On Thursday, however, there were only a few young people in the lunch hour.

Lesley Moshoke, vaccination site manager at Pelonomi, said there were not as many people as usual on Thursday.

“This is probably due to the rain and bad weather. Normally we vaccinate up to 1 000 people per day at this site.”

I am very happy to at last get my vaccine – Bridget Radimo

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