Academy calls on South Africans to vaccinate
CITATION: Mash, R. 2021. Academy calls on South Africans to vaccinate. South African Family Practice, 63(1):a5396, doi:10.4102/safp.v63i1.5396.
The original publication is available at https://safpj.co.za
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine hesitancy in South Africa has been fuelled by conspiracy theories and misinformation. Unfortunately, some of this misinformation has come from health professionals, the most notable recent example being Dr Susan Vosloo, a cardiothoracic surgeon in Cape Town. However, family physicians have also been seen to promote unproven treatments such as ivermectin and even nebulised colloidal silver.