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How to encourage more over-60s to register for a Covid-19 vaccine

4 May 2021 5:13 PM
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Africa Melane
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"The most important thing is education by people that you trust," says persuasion scientist Ian Rheeder.

South African residents older than 60 may register to receive vaccination against Covid19 on the Electronic Vaccination Data System (EVDS).

There has been a slow uptick in registrations by the elderly; what will it take to encourage more of them to register?

South Africa will start vaccinating residents older than 60 against Covid-19 on 17 May. © Olena Yakobchuk/123rf

RELATED: Getting ready for mass-vaccinations on 17 May: 'We’re in a race against time'


Africa Melane interviewed Ian Rheeder, a “chartered marketer” and “persuasion scientist”.

Rheeder says education (and trust) is key.


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4 May 2021 5:13 PM
Tags:
Africa Melane
COVID-19 vaccine
Covid-19 vaccination
Early breakfast
Electronic Vaccination Data System
EVDS
Ian Rheeder

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