Dr Illana Links: “We healthcare workers were so burnt out. However, the vaccine was sign of hope”
Dr Illana Links, a psychiatric registrar at Dora Nginza Hospital in Gqeberha (formerly known as Port Elizabeth), was one among the first, of the country’s COVID-19 frontline doctors, to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in February this year. She tells us what having her vaccine has meant to her, and shares how knowing that the vaccine meant protection from serious COVID-19 illness made a huge difference to her outlook.
27 Jul 2021
News · Health & Fitness
Professor Salome Maswime shares the profound sense of relief and hope that being vaccinated against COVID-19 brought to her and to her parents. And, she reminds us to do all we can to help our elderly loved ones and older people in our communities to access their vaccines.
Since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, Professor Mosa Moshabela led the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s (KZN) COVID-19 response. A chance trip to Singapore in February 2020 gave him early insight into the impact that COVID-19 could have on a city and its people and allowed him to return to…
Professor Liesl Zühlke had her COVID-19 vaccine on 26 February at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town. She shares her experience of the pandemic and encourages all of us to have our vaccine as soon as we are eligible.
Dr Sumy Thomas says that for the elderly and for people who live with chronic illnesses, COVID-19 is “a matter of life and death”. She explains the benefits of COVID-19 vaccines and encourages everyone, especially the elderly, to get vaccinated as soon as possible.
Professor Brian Allwood says having a COVID-19 vaccine is an important step for all South Africans to take in the collective fight against the pandemic. For him, being vaccinated felt like he was finally able to breathe a sigh of relief after a year at the coalface, spent treating very…