Cape Town-A doctor from the Eastern Cape had several hot feelings under the collar on social media, after a photo of him having his dose of Covid-19 vaccine was posted online. It all began with a photo of health care staff from Livingstone Hospital, Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality in Port Elizabeth from the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) Eastern Cape; receiving their jabs from Covid-19.
The photos were captioned: the launch of the Nelson Mandela Bay District vaccine is in full swing, health workers are delighted to collect their doses of the Johnson & Johnson Coronavirus Vaccine at Nelson Mandela Bay’s Livingstone Hospital. The psychiatrist, who regularly exercises, had previously spoken about his encounter with Covid-19 and said he found it difficult.
I took off some sort of exercise for over a month after getting Covid-19, and then found it difficult to get back into exercise because of general exhaustion and then a tumultuous second wave at work. I lost my routine and consumed a significant amount of fast food during this period, a time when healthy eating was never more important. Now that things have quieted down… I’m going to concentrate again on my wellbeing.
His colleagues, Dr Muganzi and Dr Delport, said that after having the vaccine, they felt fine. Questions on how many health-care employees were vaccinated were not addressed by the Eastern Cape Health Department. The province has the most deaths, the latest figures show, followed by the Western Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng. Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said that, since the 80,000 Johnson & Johnson doses arrived last week, 15,388 health care staff have been vaccinated in the country.