Over 60s encouraged to get the flu vaccine before Covid-19 jab

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Nurse Zoliswa Gidi-Dyosi was the first to receive a Covid-19 vaccine at Khayelitsha District Hospital in Cape Town.
Nurse Zoliswa Gidi-Dyosi was the first to receive a Covid-19 vaccine at Khayelitsha District Hospital in Cape Town.
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People over 60 years of age have been encouraged to take the flu vaccine as soon as possible, in preparation for the Covid-19 jab.

Dr Angelique Coetzee, chairperson of the South African Medical Association, says there needs to be a two-week window between the flu and the Covid-19 vaccines. 

The government's electronic vaccination data system is currently open for people over 60 to register for the Covid-19 vaccine. 

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