Vaccination of bedridden residents at home continues

Boots on the Ground: WC Government & NPOs continue to vaccinate bedridden residents at home

WESTERN CAPE NEWS – The Western Cape Government, through the Provincial Department of Health, and their NPO partners are conducting a registration and vaccination drive for bedridden persons in the Overberg.

The joint registration and vaccination drive aims to identify communities with low registration, engage with them on community-led solutions and improve registration and vaccinations of vulnerable persons.

The ‘Boots on the Ground’ programme involves community health workers engaging on a door-to-door basis with community members. They also identify those who are bedridden to receive their vaccines in their homes.

Speaking to her and her husband’s experience of being vaccinated at home, Trish Sweetnum (65) from Sandbaai, Hermanus, said: “We must get vaccinated especially those who are bedridden because we are vulnerable and have a greater chance of dying.”

Gibson Mboyiya (84) from Zwelihle, Hermanus was also vaccinated at home. His brother, Maxim Mboyiya, explained that the family were pleased with the process as Gibson is no longer able to walk long distances and has now been vaccinated against COVID-19.

Moving forward, the Provincial Department of Health will continue to conduct door-to-door registration and activations in malls across the province through its “Boots on the Ground” campaign.  … 

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