Government Gets Ready to Vaccinate Children from 12 to 17 Years.Two months ago, cabinet approved the vaccination of people aged between 18 and 35 years. Health Minister, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane announced this major boost after there were few turn ups at vaccination centres across the country. This age group started registering on the 15th of July, and they started receiving the jab from the 1st August 2021 to date.
More developments are taking pace as a new age group has been added to the vaccine rollout Minister of Health, Dr Joe Phaahla and Deputy Minister of Health, Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo have just briefed the nation on the Vaccine Rollout progress. The Covid-19 vaccines are now open for everyone who is 12 years and older. This will be effective from Wednesday the 20th of October 2021. The vaccine MAC has recommended that children should be given only one dose of Pfizer vaccine.
Further more, this age group will be vaccinated through the Electronic Vaccination Data System (EVDS). They can go to any private and public vaccination site nearest to them.
Minister of Health has announced that govt is ready to vaccinate children from 12 yrs to 17 yrs. The vaccination fir this cohort will be opened on 20 October. The vaccine MAC recommended that children should be give 1 dose of Pfizer vaccine #VaccineRollOutSA
— Department of Health (@HealthZA) October 15, 2021