- A survey has found that South Africans would rather go to back to lockdown Level 5 than get vaccinated
- Most people shared that they prefer to to wait and see whether the vaccine worked for others
- The people who took part in the survey expressed that their main concern about the vaccine are possible side effects
President Cyril Ramaphosa recently announced that his government has so far secured 20 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine for 2021.
The president addressed Mzansi on Monday night, 11 January about how they are dealing with the spike in the number of Covid-19 cases in the country. In his speech, Ramaphosa revealed that health workers would be the first group to get vaccinated.
Following his address, Mzansi citizens took to Twitter to share their views on the coronavirus vaccine. Most of them shared that they'll not take the doses when they become available in the country.
Gig technology company, M4Jam, recently surveyed 3000 of its workers, aged from 18 - 64, about their feelings toward the rollout of Covid-19 vaccines in Mzansi.
The company asked its jobbers if they would take the vaccine should it become available. It stated that only 32% said they would take the doses and 58% shared that they prefer to wait and see whether it worked for others. The survey found that 10% of the company's workers flat-out refuse to take the vaccine.
The workers shared that some of their main concerns about the vaccine are possible side-effects, lack of trust in the government to ensure the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine, concerns that the vaccines are too new and fears of actually contracting the virus from the vaccine itself.
According to the survey, 60% of the respondents felt that moving back to Level 5 lockdown would be an appropriate response to slow the spread of the virus.
In related news, Briefly.co.za reported that Mzansi celebs also joined the conversation on Twitter and shared their two cents on the vaccine. Briefly.co.za took a look at some of the entertainers who took to the micro-blogging app to share whether they'll get vaccinated for the virus or not.
A fan asked Lerato Kganyago if she'll take the vaccine and she said yes. The Metro FM presenter responded to another tweep who told her to take the shots withot tweeting about it:
"Wena you want to tell people when and what to tweet!!! I AM GETTING THE VACCINE, it's my right hle."
Author and former YouTuber Khaya Dlanga shared that he will definitely take the vaccine when his turn comes. He wrote on Twitter:
"I will definitely be taking the vaccine when it becomes available."
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