A PNG HEALTH official has warned people that whatever they read on social media opposing the Coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccination is fake news.
Health director of the Simbu Provincial Health Authority Tonzi Aure said anyone could pass around negative messages on the Covid-19 vaccines and claiming to be a doctor or a scientist “with this and that experience and background”.
“Even I can claim to be one from Kundiawa and circulate speculative messages on social media that can be accessed anywhere around the globe,” he said.
“These messages can easily lead you to believe them.
“You form an anti-vaccine information in your mind already.
“This will lead you to (oppose) vaccination.
“Many who went against it during the first wave have changed and got their jab during the second wave.”
Aure believes that if a stronger third wave hits Chimbu, “many who are against the vaccine today will run for the vaccine”.
“What is on the Facebook is fake news.
“Do not believe it. Get vaccinated and save your life and that of your family members.
“I got mine to protect my family,” Aure said.
“I encourage you all to get vaccinated. It is not compulsory for you to get it.
“ It is voluntary.
“If you do not like, it is your choice. If you want to get it, it is also your choice.”
The National / PNGfacts
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