Shot in the arm: Cape health workers swap jab hesitancy for hope

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Shot in the arm: Cape health workers swap jab hesitancy for hope

The province’s head of health says attitudes towards vaccines have changed after just two weeks

Senior science reporter

Our lives are in their hands, so when healthcare workers are exposed to Covid-19, everyone’s threatened.

Data from the Western Cape show a markedly improved situation compared with a few months ago, however, and the tide seems to be turning regarding infections and vaccines.

Dr Keith Cloete, who heads the health department in the province, said on Thursday that surveys undertaken just before the Sisonke vaccination programme registered a high number of health workers who weren’t just hesitant, but said they would “refuse” to get the jab...

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