Importance of vaccine card

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By Lineo Ramatlapeng

The Ministry of Health has started the rollout of the AstraZeneca vaccine in an effort to stop the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, but this vaccination program is also accompanied by the issuance of a booklet referred to as Vaccine card for all persons vaccinated.

While the world has been in shock as a result of the wild spread of the Covid-19 outbreak that is now at its third wave, the issuance of cards to identify those vaccinated has been an issue across the globe.

Lesotho has also joined the world in issuance of these vaccination cards to identify those who have received this life-saving shot against those who have not.

However, it is not clear what the real deeper reasons for the issuance of these vaccination cards are, but KDNews was told by Ministry of Health’s public relations officer Mateboho Moseboko that vaccine card is just for record-keeping and evidence that keeps a record of the type of vaccine and the dates for 2nd dose.

“It is just like a medical record book,” said Moseboko.

Moseboko adds the card will make things easier when it’s time for 2nd dose since everything will be recorded to avoid making mistakes.

A person gets a card immediately after vaccination Moseboko said.

On benefits of the COVID-19 vaccine, Moseboko explained that it will help boost the body’s immune system to fight against the virus which will lead to a low infection rate.

However, Moseboko said being vaccinated does not mean a person cannot be infected, even if one does it would not get to a point where they need to be hospitalized.

“Vaccine will also lower our mortality rate as a country,” she said.

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