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Children in a classroom

As South Africa braces for the fourth wave of Covid-19 infections, could schools open later than originally planned for?

Child in hospital

Gauteng has entered the fourth wave of Covid-19 infections. Driven by a new variant and increasing number of infections among children under the age of five has authorities concerned. 

School children

With the emergence of the Omicron Covid-19 variant, the Gauteng Education department is looking at ways to increase vaccination rate among school pupils in the province. 

Vooma Vaccination Weekend Poster

As South Africa aims to vaccinate as many people against the Covid-19 vaccine before the anticipated fourth wave of infections, citizens can get their jabs over this coming weekend.

Vaccine bottles

Healthcare workers will begin to receive their second shot of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccines as part of the Sisonke Covid-19 vaccination trial.

Minister of Health Dr Joe Phaahla

Despite the low number of infections, Health Minister Dr Joe Phaahla has called on South Africans to get vaccinated against Covid-19 before the fourth wave of infections starts.

girl getting a vaccination

Less than a month ago the South African department of health opened up their Covid-19 vaccination rollout to include children aged 17 years old and below. 

Covid-19 vaccines

South Africa is slowly approaching the 3 million mark of cumulative confirmed Covid-19 cases in the country.

Department of Education Spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga visiting a school

 This week children between the ages of 12 and 17 became eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine. The majority of this age group are school learners. This has raised the question about administering vaccinations at schools.

Covid-19 vaccines being packaged

The third wave of Covid-19 infections were officially declared to have ended during the past few weeks. The recent Covid-19 data supports this as new cases, positivity rate and hospital admission continue to fall.

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