Global Citizen Asks: Are COVID-19 Vaccines Safe & Effective?

27 January 2022 | Collaboration UCT’s Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine (IDM) with Global Citizen.

We asked Prof Linda-Gail Bekker, Professor of Medicine and Chief Operating Officer at the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation, what she has to say about some of the most common misconceptions about the COVID-19 vaccines.


UCT’s Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine (IDM) collaborated with Global Citizen, speaking to trusted experts to dispel vaccine misinformation.

If you have further questions about the COVID-19 vaccine check out the FAQ produced by the Desmond Tutu Health Foundation (DTHF).

The DTHF has developed a dedicated chat function where you can ask your vaccine-related questions on the bottom right hand corner of the website.

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