More than 90 vaccinated Eastern Cape health workers have tested positive for Covid-19 since February

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Healthcare workers in the Eastern Cape were hospitalised with Covid-19 despite being vaccinated.
Healthcare workers in the Eastern Cape were hospitalised with Covid-19 despite being vaccinated.
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A total of 98 health workers in the Eastern Cape, who had been vaccinated, have been admitted to hospitals in the province after testing positive for Covid-19.

The Eastern Cape department of health's latest epidemiology report stated that of those vaccinated since the sector's rollout began in February, five had been severe cases. However, of those five severe cases, three had since been discharged from hospital in the Nelson Mandela Bay region.

The department said it was imperative for the public to know that the vaccine was not meant to cure Covid-19, but to prevent severe illness and death from the virus. 

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