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COVID-19 VACCINES MAY NOT WORK FOR ALL, AS EFFICACY VARIES FROM ONE PERSON TO ANOTHER

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The Deputy Coordinator of the Covid-19 Task Force team, Professor Mosepele Mosepele says taking the COVID-19 vaccine does not guarantee full protection for all who take it. This he says is because the COVID-19 vaccine efficacy varies from one person to another.

Speaking during a COVID-19 update last night, Professor Mosepele said some vaccines for example have an efficacy of rate of 70%, which means that only 7 out of 10 people will be fully protected against COVID-19. He therefore urged the public to continue being vigilant and observe the protocols because prevention is certainly the best way to avoid Covid-19.

He encouraged Batswana to continue in that manner even after taking their 1st and second jabs of vaccines as one may not know how protected they are. Botswana has started administering the second jobs of the COVID-19 vaccines for its phase 1 and phase 2, with 150,019 people vaccinated fully to date.

As at June 7th, Botswana recorded 59,480 total local COVID-19 cases, with 55,617 recoveries while 2967 are active cases. The death toll now stands at 896.