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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. 


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. 


Even though the concept of compulsory vaccinations is not new, the debate has been given a new focus following many local companies considering implementing vaccine mandates for employees from the new year. Ian McAlister, General Manager at CRS Technologies, examines the human rights aspect surrounding this.


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


 Since South Africa’s Covid-19 vaccination rollout began, more than 21 million jabs of vaccine have been administered in the country.


A new variant of Covid-19 is currently being tracked by scientists around the world. It is said that it may be 10% more infectious than the delta variant.


 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.


As South Africa prepares to embrace the new normal and the availability of Covid-19 vaccines, making the jab mandatory has become a topic of contention. 


Last week it was announced that children between the ages of 12-17 will be part of South Africa’s Covid-19 vaccination rollout. However, one announcement made by the coronavirus command council has raised eyebrows among parents.


More than 10 million people have already downloaded their Covid-19 digital vaccines certificates since it was made available for download last week.


The Department of Health is expanding its Covid-19 vaccination rollout program to include children between the ages of 12 and 17 years old. 


Last week the Department of Health started distributing Digital Vaccination certificates. However, not everybody has been able to access their Covid-19 vaccination certificates.


The South African government have set a target of vaccinating 70% of the countries adult population by the beginning of December 2021. This target was set to minimise the impact of the 4th wave of Covid-19 infections.


Last week the Department of Health started issuing digital vaccine certificates for people who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19.


The Department of Health has officially launched its digital Covid-19 vaccine certificates.


 The Department of Health has confirmed that they are currently testing the Covid-19 vaccine certificate system.

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