The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) encourage members of the South African Police Service (SAPS) to go out in their numbers and vaccinate.
SAPS members will be the next group of frontline workers to get the Covid-19 jab as the vaccination drive kicks off from tomorrow, the 5th of July 2021, with over 180 000 members of the service expected to be vaccinated.
108 vaccination centres have been registered across the country for this all-important purpose, and we believe this will be adequate to ensure a smooth process.
The effects of the COvid-19 pandemic on SAPS members is well documented, sadly with over 30 000 infections and over 680 fatalities reported to date. Despite these disturbing figures, our men and women in blue continue to man roadblocks, work in unfamiliar and uncontrolled environments and ensure lockdown regulations are adhered to.
We are delighted that the vaccination process is to be finally realised, and that the national roll-out process will be starting on Thursday, the 8th of July 2021.
As much as this process is voluntary, it will ensure a healthy membership, which will in turn ensure the service is in a better position to provide the much needed services to our populace.
Issued by POPCRU on 04/07/2021
For more information contact Richard Mamabolo on 066 135 4349