Youth encourage vaccinations

13 July 2021 | Youth

"Young people have a voice too."- Innocent Pieter, member of the task force for the governor.

Elizabeth Joseph

KEETMANSHOOP- On Tuesday, 7 July, Keetmanshoop governor Aletha Frederick, alongside the ministry of health and the security cluster, started with a campaign to urge the community of Keetmanshoop and the //Karas Region to get vaccinated against Covid-19.

Frederick said the community must stand together with the government during these difficult times.

"These are staggering numbers when you consider that during the past months, this virus has touched every corner of the globe and changed the course of history," she said.

She said while vaccines protect people from the worst of this virus, even those who are vaccinated can become sick and spread it.

Youth take a stand

The Nanso regional executive committee joined the governor on a campaign that will allow them to educate the community about the importance of getting vaccinated.

"We want to highlight the importance of staying safe during times like this. The youth is the largest demographic in the land and therefore we feel that the young people should play a bigger part in educating the nation," said Innocent Pieter, member of the governor's office.

According to Frederick, the number of people who went for their first vaccination is far more than the number of people who went back for the second.

"Vaccination uptake is still very low, so far we have only vaccinated 5 136 (5%) people in our region. This is mainly due to false and misinformation on social media on the vaccination. We still have vaccines available in the region; let us make the choice to get vaccinated, for our benefit and that of our community," she said.

Similar News

 

Youth unemployment crisis

3 days ago - 21 September 2021 | Youth

Rivaldo KavangaShocking statistics were brought to light in parliament in the last two weeks as it was discovered that the highest qualification of 229 259...

WASH YOUR HANDS

3 days ago - 21 September 2021 | Youth

Young children have learned a lot about the importance of hygiene during the pandemic. A learner from Orwetoveni Primary School in Otjiwarongo is seen washing...

Industries united by freedom of press

3 days ago - 21 September 2021 | Youth

Grace Burmeister-NelThroughout the world, every industry has come across the press in one way or another. Whether the experience was by praise, promotion, criticism or...

PanMeD donates nursing attire to first-year students

3 days ago - 21 September 2021 | Youth

In 2019, the School of Nursing at the University of Namibia introduced a new uniform for nursing students to make it easier to identify them...

Namibian beauty with a heart of gold

1 week ago - 14 September 2021 | Youth

Mariselle Stofberg With style, glitz and a touch of glamour, the beautiful Erika Kazombaruru, who was recently crowned Beauty of Africa International, is...

MATRIC FAREWELL FEVER: Windhoek Gymnasium hosted its matric farewell...

1 week ago - 14 September 2021 | Youth

Namibian Beauty returns home

2 weeks ago - 07 September 2021 | Youth

The newly crowned Miss Supranational, Chanique Rabe, recently returned home after winning the crown in Poland. Chanique, better known as Chani, is passionate about youth...

A centre of excellence for Rundu

2 weeks ago - 07 September 2021 | Youth

Tunohole Mungoba - Rundu Established in 2017, Zealous Tutorial Centre in Rundu was started in response to a large demand for affordable education. “Despite...

How to deal with examination stress

2 weeks ago - 07 September 2021 | Youth

Wetumwene Shikage Examinations can get very stressful when not well prepared forDo you have exams coming up? The pressure you may feel can become motivation...

Swakopmund se junior burgemeester aangewys

2 weeks ago - 07 September 2021 | Youth

Iréne-Mari van der Walt Die munisipaliteit van Swakopmund het onlangs die junior stadsraad vir 2021-’22 bekend gemaak, met Liam Labuschange wat met groot...

Latest News

Marketing Namibia as an investment...

20 hours ago | Economics

PHILLEPUS UUSIKUThe ease of doing business, quality of roads and infrastructure, political and economic stability, good governance and judiciary independence are some of the factors...

Forklifting failure

20 hours ago | Others

Natasja ByleveldAre you OK thinking about unconventional ideas that could uplift society and norms to a higher standard? Do you like a challenge, or do...

Big thinker who is not...

20 hours ago | People

Contrasting with his considered, analytical, and steady approach to life, Rolf Mendelsohn is an undisputed adventurer. Together with the other founders of Paratus, Rolf...

Children abused as govt turns...

20 hours ago | Police

JEMIMA BEUKES WINDHOEKStaff at a centre for orphans and vulnerable people in Katutura...

Economy crawls into the green

20 hours ago | Economics

Jo-Maré Duddy WINDHOEKNamibia’s economy grew by 1.6% for the three months ended 30 June, the first positive year-on-year quarterly growth since the...

Oxygen giant spreads misinformation in...

20 hours ago | Health

MADLEN DAVIES and TUYEIMO HAIDULA LONDON/OSHAKATI One of the world’s biggest industrial gas companies spread misinformation in an attempt to stop...

Nigeria aims to boost oil...

20 hours ago | Economics

Nigeria said Wednesday it aims to produce 1.88 million barrels per day of crude oil next year and the budget will be based on the...

Submissions open for Hollard Sport...

20 hours ago | Economics

STAFF REPORTERLockdown and the limitations on gatherings and events have driven those in the sports marketing and promotional space to have to adapt, digitise, dig...

An easy ride-hailing platform

20 hours ago | Others

Wetumwene Shikage The everyday experience for many Namibians of getting a taxi to from different locations has been made more convenient. TaxiConnect provides an easy...

Load More