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Don’t Risk Exposure to Omicron Deliberately

Making an Informed Decision about Vaccination – What you need to know

A Vaccinated Industry is a Safe, Sustainable and Successful Industry

Some might be wondering whether they should just let themselves get Omicron without being vaccinated because it's “not so bad”.

Many people are looking at the Omicron Covid-19 variant situation in South Africa and saying it’s “mild” and it’s inevitable, anyway, isn’t it? Their thinking may be: “So I’ll just risk it without full vaccination and rely on my natural immunity!”

Risking infection with Omicron (or any other variant of Covid-19) without full vaccination brings a number of hazards and uncertainties:

  • Even Omicron carries the risk of severe illness, hospitalisation and death if you’re unvaccinated. What will happen to your family?

  • Natural immunity wanes fairly quickly and will not provide full protection from future infections. This is similar to influenza - this year’s flu gives no protection against next year’s flu strain.

  • The risk of developing Long Covid with long lasting neurologic deficits, like severe chronic fatigue syndrome, memory issues, and brain fog. There’s as yet no approved therapy for it. The very real long term disability associated with Long Covid has caused the South African insurance company Discovery to revise their policies regarding medical, disability, income insurance and life insurance for their members.

Five reasons you shouldn’t deliberately try to catch Omicron, even if it seems inevitable.

Industry Vaccination: Safety, Sustainability and A Return to Normality


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