Oshana Governor Elia Irimari has said there is a need for a different approach to the fight against COVID-19, specifically with regards to boosting vaccination uptake and reaching herd immunity. This, the Namibia press agency reports, as the Region has so far recorded the third lowest vaccination uptake nationally after the Zambezi and Ohangwena regions, having only fully vaccinated 19 184 people or 15.2 per cent of its 126 374 target population by 3 January. The region is working on new initiatives for 2022, which will include councillors visiting schools in their respective constituencies to talk to learners about the benefits of COVID-19 vaccines, while the governor’s office plans to also engage communities who have lost relatives to give public testimonies as a reminder of the devastating effect COVID-19 has on families.