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Proffessor Linda Gail Bekker

Prof. Linda-Gail Bekker on achieving population immunity through Covid-19 vaccinations

Professor Linda-Gail Bekker
MBChB DTMH DCH FCP (SA) PhD

Professor Linda-Gail Bekker is the co-lead investigator of the Sisonke trial that was used to vaccinate half a million health workers in South Africa against Covid-19.

Bekker has been working day and night to get vaccines into the country. It is a race to save lives that echoes the struggle of the ARV rollout during the AIDS pandemic.

Professor Bekker is a Professor of Medicine and Director of the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre at the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences. She is a Past President of the International AIDS Society. She published 69 peer-reviewed journal papers in 2020 alone.

Bekker will address the Cape Town Press Club on the challenges we face to vaccinate enough people against Covid-19 in order to achieve population immunity. She will take questions.

Photo: Institute Of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine

STRICT COVID PROTOCOLS WILL BE PUT IN PLACE AT THE VENUE.

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Date

Wednesday, June 9, 2021
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Time

Please arrive 30 minutes early
1:00 pm

Cost

R280 for members. Lunch/wine included. R300 for guests. Banking details are available on the website under the “Join the Club” menu item. Please use your surname AND the surname of the guest speaker as a reference. If you cancel with less than 24 hours notice we will try to fill your place, but if not successful, you will be liable to pay.

Location

The Ball Room - Kelvin Grove
144 Campground Rd, Newlands Cape Town
Category

Organizer

Lalage Maurer
Phone
082 820 0190
Email
capetownpressclub@gmail.com
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