Botswana: Selebi Phikwe Vaccination At 85 Percent

Selebi Phikwe — A weekly COVID-19 report has shown that greater Selebi Phikwe's phase one vaccination roll out is at 85 per cent.

Coordinator for greater Selebi Phikwe Regional Health Management Team, Mr Bapaphi Mbulawa, said in an interview that a total of 9 784 people had been vaccinated against 11 500 targeted in the first phase.

He said 4 082 had been fully vaccinated, that is those who had taken the first and second doses.

He encouraged all those eligible for COVID-19 vaccination to vaccinate including those who were due for the second dose.

Mr Mbulawa also noted that the region targeted to vaccinate 6 713 clients aged 65 and above ,but only 5 419 had been vaccinated whilst 3 934 of those had been fully vaccinated.

He also explained that vaccination roll out for health workers was also going well with 813 health workers vaccinated against a target of 1 150.

He also added that only 119 health workers had fully vaccinated.

Meanwhile, he explained that the region had so far received a total of 9 645 and 9 255 doses of Covishield, Astrazeneca and Sinovac in the first and second phases respectively.

The region, he said, also registered a total of 6 273 positive cases with 5 592 recoveries.

He added that the region had also registered a total of 47 COVID-19 related deaths as well as 627 active cases.

He urged the communities of Selebi Phikwe, Bobonong and Mmadinare who formed greater Selebi Phikwe region to follow COVID-19 health protocols without fail to minimise transmission.

Mr Mbulawa raised concern over the increase in active cases, urging the community to join forces with health workers to contain the corona virus.

He pleaded with the concerned communities to desist from taking unnecessary trips and to always wash hands regularly with soap and wear masks properly at all times.

<i>Source : BOPA</i>

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