‘There’s no need to panic’: How Pearl Thusi overcame her fear of the jab

Pearl Thusi is encouraging her fans and followers to get their COVID-19 vaccine, after overcoming her own fear of the jab.

The actress and presenter opened up how she had also fallen victim to the spread of misinformation and anxiety about receiving the vaccine.


Speaking to News24, the Queen Sono star hit back at fear mongers who were continuing to spread unscientific claims online.

“Scientifically, none of those arguments are supported. And at this stage, spreading more fear and panic is really unnecessary because the entire world population has been through enough.

“I have fallen prey to that sometimes, but that was unnecessary as I have now gathered enough information to support the reasons to take the vaccine. There is no need to panic.”

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The mom of two has also become an ambassador for Viral Facts Africa, an initiative to combat health misinformation online, developed by the World Health Forum.

She says in the clip posted to her Instagram account: “The more of us who get vaccinated, the harder it is for the virus to spread.

“We can help interrupt the spread of the virus and also protect our communities and so many vulnerable populations…We all want this to be over, but it starts with you”.


Rachel Kolisi, wife of Springbok captain Siya Kolisi, also shared her COVID-19 vaccine experience with her Instagram followers

“What we need is herd immunity so the sooner we get the vaccine the sooner we can get back to normal,” the social media star said in her Live chat.

And Rachel also shot down false rumours circulating over the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

“I don’t know why people are not taking the J&J vaccine, there is no specific reason…A vaccine is a vaccine, it’s just your personal preference.”

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Source: thesouthafrican.com