In what was once the center of the Covid-19 epidemic in Namibia, the Erongo area has now completed vaccination for 39 493 persons against the pandemic, as certified by the country’s health officials in the previous week.
On the other hand, they feel that the loosened regulations for Covid-19 are to blame for the recent spike in the number of new infections that have been recorded throughout the nation.
According to the head of health services in Erongo, Anna Jonas, “We assume it is the flexibility in Covid-19 procedures throughout the population,” which includes not wearing masks appropriately and regularly, social separation, and hand cleanliness or sanitizing.
As of right now, the Erongo area has only vaccinated the aforementioned number out of its target population of 161 966 people, which results in a coverage rate of barely 24 percent among those aged 12 and older.
“Even if someone has been vaccinated, we must nevertheless continue to adhere to the Covid-19 precautionary procedures.” In a similar vein, those who are qualified to get the third dosage (booster dose) of the vaccine should visit one of our vaccination locations in order to do so. Jonas exhorted people to “encourage your family and friends to fall into line, as well as debunk the misconception regarding immunizations against the Covid-19 virus.”
The Ministry of Health has reported that there has been a decrease in the demand for vaccines as compared to the beginning phase of the immunization program.
There have been some youngsters between the ages of 12 and 17 who have opted to have the Covid-19 vaccination. As a result, we are making an appeal to parents to do the admirable act of having their children vaccinated. This is really important, particularly given that we already have the fifth wave of Covid-19, since schools are among the venues where we experience a high level of Covid-19 infections, and this is one of the reasons why it is imperative that we do this: