B4SA calls on all citizens to participate in second Vooma Vaccination Weekend

Business for South Africa (B4SA) is calling on everyone over the age of 12 years, but most especially those over the age of 50 years to take advantage of vaccination sites that will be open around the country this weekend, as part of the Government’s second Vooma Vaccination Weekend.

The private sector will be doing everything it can to support government’s vaccination drive this weekend, including ensuring that over 400 private vaccination sites are open on Saturday, and over 120 are open on Sunday. The full list of public and private sites that will be open for Vooma can be found here: https://sacoronavirus.co.za/vooma-vaccination-weekend/

Martin Kingston, chair of the Business for South Africa (B4SA) steering committee says: “With the holiday season almost upon us, we need as many people as possible to be vaccinated in order to dilute or stave off a fourth wave. The science is indisputable: vaccines are proven to be highly effective at preventing severe illness, hospitalisation and death, as well as reducing transmission. Nobody wants a repeat of last year’s dismal holiday season, when severe lockdowns and restrictions were needed to address the rising tide of infections. Vaccinations are the best way to ensure that we can holiday safely.

“It is also the only way to open up the economy, so that sectors, businesses and all participants can operate to their full capacity, unencumbered by onerous restrictions. This is critical if we are to grow the economy and save and create jobs.”

Kingston urges all citizens to turn up for Vooma Vaccination Weekend in their numbers. “If you have
already been vaccinated, then bring your family and friends to get the jab, or encourage them to do so.
It will take an extraordinary effort from our already overstretched health care workers to keep the sites
open. We owe it to them to do our part – which is to roll up our sleeves and get our jabs so we can be
safe and all look forward to a much more normal way of life.”


Media contacts:
Tim Schultz: 082 309 2496 / tschultz@brunswick.co.za
Sandra Sowray: 079 167 6863 / sandra@prologconsulting.co.za

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