Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy - how to help elderly people who fear the jab
Waleed Ajourhaar, who cares for his aged parents, registered them on the EVDS system.
Ajourhaar lives in a neighbourhood with many seniors so, being the good man that he is, he went door-to-door offering help to register his elderly neighbours, as many of them lack data or internet access.
To his surprise, many refused his offer to help.
[The majority were] not interested. My neighbour across the road – Auntie Jennifer – is 75 years old. She’s had open-heart surgery, she’s diabetic, and has high blood pressure. I approached her, told her I signed my mom and dad up and asked if she’s interested. She said no…Waleed Ajourhaar, producer - CapeTalk
Auntie Jenny is not tech-savvy. She doesn’t belong to any Facebook conspiracy groups… She told me she’s not taking it because someone told her she could die… I love her to bits! … Her friend told her she can die, and she’s sticking to that story.Waleed Ajourhaar, producer - CapeTalk
Lester Kiewit interviewed Elize Porter, Managing Director at Evergreen Retirement Villages.
… 53% of people say they are against vaccination… You have to council people… The vaccine will keep you out of hospital! It will save you from an ICU bed, a ventilator as well as death… There are a lot of conspiracies… We need 67% of the population to be vaccinated!Elize Porter, Managing Director - Evergreen Retirement Villages
It’s important for younger people to assist the elderly…Elize Porter, Managing Director - Evergreen Retirement Villages
It [conspiracy theory] comes from the community… There are no chips going in you! … You can convince people… The community that does believe in vaccinations; we have to convince people who don’t want to vaccinate.Elize Porter, Managing Director - Evergreen Retirement Villages
You would never force a person [into vaccination] … Register, you can change your mind… Speak to people who have had the vaccination…Elize Porter, Managing Director - Evergreen Retirement Villages
Listen to the interview in the audio below.
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