Western Cape Government Health Statement on GSH Protest
21 August 2021
The Department is aware of the notice doing the rounds about the planned protest at Groote Schuur Hospital 21st August. Our security has been working with SAPS to ensure the safety of our staff and clients. Vaccination remains voluntary and the Provincial Government has not changed its stance on this.
Vaccines are safe and highly effective in preventing severe COVID-19 illness. Doctors are already noting the major, positive impact that vaccines are having.
We encourage residents to get their information from trusted, reliable sources – if they are unsure, please speak to their local clinic or hospital to get more information about the vaccine.
We encourage residents to please get their vaccine as soon as possible, so we can save lives.