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Corporate SA joining up to help over-60s register for Covid-19 vaccination

10 June 2021 9:32 PM
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First National Bank
Bruce Whitfield
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Vaccination
Martin Kingston
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Consumer Goods Council of South Africa
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The Money Show finds out about the latest corporate initiatives in the vaccination drive from B4SA's Martin Kingston.
FILE: Western Cape officials launch Phase 2 of the vaccination rollout, focusing on residents over 60. Image: Western Cape Government

The digital world can be really intimidating for those not familiar with it, like many of South Africa's elderly people.

As a result, corporate South Africa is stepping in to help over 60s register for their Covid-19 vaccinations.

This includes South African Breweries' roll-out of a huge vaccination campaign and the many retailers helping pensioners to register at stores.

RELATED: Clicks and Mediclinic come on board to vaccinate over-60s in the Western Cape

Bruce Whitfield finds out about the latest initiatives from Martin Kingston, leader of the Economic Intervention Work Group at Business for South Africa (B4SA).

I think it's fantastic! Earlier FNB came out with their announcement that they were going to help customers at 600 branches... and later we had the Consumer Goods Council of South Africa saying the same thing, with many of its members coming to the party.

Martin Kingston, Leader - Economic Interventions Workgroup at Business for South Africa

Both to vaccinate and to register - we want to drive that through the entire business community and use their networks...

Martin Kingston, Leader - Economic Interventions Workgroup at Business for South Africa

We all recognise the enormous pressure people are under to drive the registration numbers up and many are confused about what to do.

Martin Kingston, Leader - Economic Interventions Workgroup at Business for South Africa

If you don't register, you don't get vaccinated!

Martin Kingston, Leader - Economic Interventions Workgroup at Business for South Africa

Kingston says around 2.3 million over-60s have registered so far out of 5.5 million in the country.

We need to accelerate that as quickly as possible, particularly in the face of the third wave and the onset of winter.

Martin Kingston, Leader - Economic Interventions Workgroup at Business for South Africa

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This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Corporate SA joining up to help over-60s register for Covid-19 vaccination




10 June 2021 9:32 PM
Tags:
The Money Show
FNB
First National Bank
Bruce Whitfield
SAB
Vaccination
Martin Kingston
vaccines
COVID-19
COVID-19 vaccine
vaccine rollout
Phase 2
vaccine registration
Consumer Goods Council of South Africa
CGCSA

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