Mediclinic Pietermaritzburg has urged the public to get their Covid-19 vaccine to protect themselves before the expected fourth wave hits.
Mediclinic Southern Africa has joined the initiative of the Department of Health and B4SA to host a vaccination drive in all their centres on November 12 and 13.
Community members can visit the Mediclinic website to identify a convenient vaccination sites and details on which vaccines are offered.
Any eligible person from ages 12 years and older, as well both insured and uninsured people, are welcome.
Hospital general manager of Mediclinic Pietermaritzburg, Tabitha Lolliot said Mediclinic supports the vaccination process based on research around current vaccines that provides a strong indication of the dramatic impact the vaccines offer as protection against severe illness and the risk of death.
“If you have not received your second Pfizer dose, or if you have not yet been vaccinated, please visit our Mediclinic website and book a convenient time and date for vaccination at our hospital,” said Lolliot.
Mediclinic has administered more than 280 000 vaccines.
“We believe that by vaccinating, we can protect ourselves, our community, and dramatically reduce the risk for all, especially during the festive season. We encourage our community to act now and reap the benefit as we look at the possibility of a more open community, while our health is better protected. Please visit our vaccination centre today,” said Lolliot.
On Friday, November 12 the vaccination sites will be opened from 8:30am to 3:30pm and on Saturday they will close at 2pm.