As such, Fedhealth would like to bring the following to all our members’ attention:
COVID-19 booster shots are now available from many national pharmacy chains such as Clicks, Dis-Chem and Medirite, as well as specific vaccination centres across the country. Walk-ins are allowed. Simply bring your Fedhealth membership number and vaccination passport with you, or make sure you have downloaded your vaccination certificate so it’s available on your device. You can ‘mix and match’ vaccines, in other words, have the Pfizer vaccine if you’ve had the J&J previously, or vice versa. Make sure you feel healthy and answer the nurse’s questions truthfully before receiving your booster.
Yes, the flu is still among us and we still recommend getting your FREE flu vaccination paid by Fedhealth from your Risk benefit. To spare yourself some unnecessary admin, you may receive your COVID-19 booster at the same time as your flu vaccination – as long as it’s administered to your other arm.
Practicing social distancing, wearing a mask indoors, sanitising hands properly and adhering to numbers set for social gatherings… these steps are second nature by now and we need to keep it so for a while longer. Add to this list not going out if you suspect you might be sick, and getting your COVID-19 vaccination and boosters, and you will be doing yourself and others a huge favour.
Being a parent to a young child can be scary during a pandemic, especially when infections rates rise and you need advice. Luckily, as a Fedhealth member, you can call the Paed-IQ paediatric advice line on 0860 444 128 at any time for any health concerns or questions you might have about your child up to 14 years of age.