Another vaccination site for Walvis

29 July 2021 | Health

LEANDREA LOUW



WALVIS BAY

Walvis Bay now boasts another permanent Covid-19 vaccination site at the Narraville Lutheran church hall.

The site was officially opened on Tuesday morning, with locals steadily coming in to get the jab. A total of 45 people got vaccinated on the first day.

Another vaccine site is stationed at Welwitschia Hospital.

Pastor Mark Beukes encouraged the public to get vaccinated against Covid-19.

“We are not forcing you, but we are pleading with you to get vaccinated in order for us, our town, region and country to be healed, covered and protected against Covid-19. We have lost too many lives already. It’s now time, with the grace and help of God, to fight against Covid-19.”

At the moment, only the Sinopharm vaccine is available at the new site.

“As soon as we receive AstraZeneca, we will inform the community,” Beukes said.

For my health

Maureen Alcock (65) was one of the first people to receive the vaccine at the Lutheran church hall.

“After weighing my options, I was encouraged by a family member to get the jab for the sake of my health. He said we should not follow the propaganda on social media, but should go, because it will help.”

Alcock said she was hesitant when she heard that it was an especially ‘long needle’ being used for the injection.

“But that was not the case. The process was quick and easy,” she said.

She added that age is just a number. “Get vaccinated, it’s for your own good.”

Reverend Mercedy Benz also got vaccinated on Tuesday.

“I came in contact with a lot of people who tested positive for the virus, and at times it really had me in a panic. By getting vaccinated, I feel that I am at least doing something to protect myself. I do believe that God has given our scientists the necessary knowledge to invent these vaccines.”

Consult your doctor

Benz, who had a heart operation when she was younger, said she consulted her doctor on which vaccine to take. He recommended Sinopharm.

“It’s due to my heart problem that I decided to get vaccinated,” she said.

She described the process at the site as ‘quick and easy’. “I know there have been many things said, but I love checking statistics. Yes, there have been people who have gotten sick after taking the vaccine, but the ratio of people who have gotten sick or died who did not get the vaccine clearly shows. There are so many families dealing with loss at this time because of this pandemic.”

[email protected]

Similar News

 

Abortion law must be reformed – LAC

1 day - 21 October 2021 | Health

JEMIMA BEUKES WINDHOEKThe Legal Assistance Centre (LAC) recommends that the existing abortion law...

Abort abortion law, ministry says

2 days ago - 20 October 2021 | Health

JEMIMA BEUKES WINDHOEKThe Abortion and Sterilisation Act 2 of 1975 is obsolete and must be discarded for more comprehensive legislation that...

MTC budgets N$12m to incentivise vaccinations

2 days ago - 20 October 2021 | Health

ESTER KAMATI WINDHOEKTelecommunications giant MTC yesterday launched its new VaxUp081 campaign, which is aimed...

Long way to go for 40% vaccination rate

2 days ago - 20 October 2021 | Health

ESTER KAMATI WINDHOEKWorld Health Organisation (WHO) country representative Charles Sagoe-Moses has warned Namibians to continue being cautious...

Church, civil society butt heads over abortion

3 days ago - 19 October 2021 | Health

JEMIMA BEUKES WINDHOEKThe Voices for Choices and Rights Coalition wants abortion to be legalised up to the seventh month of pregnancy,...

Maternal mortality still a problem

3 days ago - 19 October 2021 | Health

JEMIMA BEUKES WINDHOEKNamibia’s maternal mortality rate stands at 195 per 100 000 live births, as the country accelerates efforts to reduce...

Risk of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Nearly Three Times Higher...

3 days ago - 19 October 2021 | Health

The research was published in the September 2021 issue of the journal Cancer Medicine. Triple-negative breast cancer is estrogen-receptor-negative, progesterone-receptor-negative and HER2-negative.Triple-negative breast cancers are...

Public hearings on abortion start

3 days ago - 19 October 2021 | Health

JEMIMA BEUKESThe Voices for Choices and Rights Coalition wants abortion to be legalised and the right for women to terminate an abortion up to 28...

Public hearing on abortion kicks off

4 days ago - 18 October 2021 | Health

Swapo Member of Parliament Lucia Witbooi has admitted that abortions take place widely in Namibia and this can no longer be swept under the carpet....

Mosquito spraying starts at Ongwediva

4 days ago - 18 October 2021 | Health

TUYEIMO HAIDULAONGWEDIVAThe Ongwediva town council last week started with its indoor residual insecticide spraying campaign, targeting Extension 11, Extension 15 and New Reception after a...

Latest News

Heimstädt steering road safety

17 hours ago | Business

Rivaldo KavangaHorst Heimstädt is the CEO of the Namibia Road Safety Forum, a private organisation which does extensive work in the Southern African Development Community...

FNB to strengthen its support...

17 hours ago | Business

PHILLEPUS UUSIKUProparco, a private sector financing arm of Agence Française de Développement Group (AFD Group), granted a EURIZ portfolio guarantee of N$ 68 million to...

Learners don maize sacks for...

17 hours ago | Education

TUYEIMO HAIDULA OSHAKATI Learners at Omuthiyagwiipundi Combined School in Omuthiya are forced to wear maize sacks each time they misbehave at...

Itula changed, says suspended Smith-Howard

17 hours ago | Politics

Staff Reporter WINDHOEKSuspended Independent Patriots for Change (IPC) Swakopmund constituency councillor Ciske Smith-Howard says her party leader, Dr Panduleni Itula, has become...

The face of the southern...

17 hours ago | People

Michelline Nawatises Victoria Ndemupa Muhuura was born in Wavis Bay. She attended at Andimba Toivo ya Toivo Secondary School in the Oshana Region, and...

Zozo’s Leather: Your dream product

17 hours ago | People

Rivaldo Kavanga Celesty Cupido worked in the tourism industry and realised over the years that many Namibian accommodation establishments do not showcase or sell...

Rising like a phoenix

17 hours ago | Business

Mariselle StofbergWilhelmine Mutorwa has used every opportunity she is given to become the best version of herself. For Wilhelmine Mutorwa, giving up has never been...

Africa calls for climate finance...

17 hours ago | Economics

ALESSANDRA PRENTICEAfrican countries want a new system to track funding from wealthy nations that are failing to meet a US$100-billion annual target to help the...

EDITORIAL: We are guilty of...

17 hours ago | Opinion

A lot needs to be discussed in our country – from race and sexual rights to abortion. The country can’t stop talking, even when such...

Load More