Young adults flock for jabs in Grassy Park

Cole Swartz at the Grassy Park Civic Centre.

The vaccination site at the Grassy Park Civic Centre has seen a steady stream of young adults coming for Covid-19 vaccines since the jabs became available for those aged 18 to 34 last month.

Pelican Park High matric pupil Jolin William Siebritz, 18, said she wanted to to take the vaccine to feel safe.

Cole Swartz echoed those sentiments, saying: “I took the vaccine because I don’t want to get sick with Covid-19. I want to be safe.”

Miche Gideon, from Norman Henshillwood High School, says she had a jab to protect her family.

Norman Henshillwood High School matric pupil Miche Gideon said she wanted to protect her family. “I want to keep myself and my family safe.”

Provincial health department spokeswoman Natalie Watlington thanked those who had come forward to get their jabs.

“We appeal to all residents who are keen to vaccinate to join the movement in becoming a vaccine ambassador. If you are going for your vaccination, and you know of someone who has not yet been vaccinated, bring them along.”

President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation again on Monday September 12 and encouraged all South Africans to get the vaccine.

Student Jinad Julius gets his jab.

More than a quarter of all adult South Africans had received at least one vaccine dose and more than seven million people were fully vaccinated to date, he said.

An adjusted level-2 lockdown was also announced on Monday. The curfew is now from 11pm to 4am, gatherings are limited to 250 people indoors and 500 people outdoors and off-site alcohol consumption sales are permitted from Monday through to Friday.