Tourism and Acting Health Minister, Mmamoloko Kubayi, has taken her first Pfyzer vaccine at Sun City vaccination site near Rustenburg in the North West on Thursday afternoon. The vaccination site was recently launched by the resort in partnership with the North West provincial government.
Kubayi says she has opted to take Pfyzer vaccine to showcase that it is safe. “I have been telling everybody to take their jab, I hope this sent a message. I have seen many people asking when am I taking my vaccine, I am today. Other people have been saying people from government are taking J&J no one is taking Pfyzer because we are giving it to the communities. I am taking Pfyzer to show case that it’s safe. So the message about vaccine, we are not telling people to take vaccines while we are not taking it. So we are taking vaccine because it is important for us as the country.”
Kubayi says government in partnership with private sector tourism establishments, will embark on massive marketing campaigns.
“All of us with private sector, all the sectors in the country within tourism, we have agreed that we need to work towards rigorous marketing. We need to ensure that we do, especially domestic marketing is one of our pillars to be able to assist us in the meantime and then regional integration in terms of tourism – working together with our SADEC partners to be able to build on tourism and recover also internationally.”
Kubayi says why she opted to be vaccinated in Sun City, “This is the first vaccine site in the hospitality. You will know that while I am Acting Minister of Health, I am Minister of Tourism, so to see a site that is like this, one of the first in the tourism space – that is why it was important for me to come here as the champion of tourism.”
— Department of Health (@HealthZA) July 29, 2021