The Minister of Health Dr Joe Phaahla is urging South Africans to take the opportunity to get vaccinated during the coming days. This as an Inevitable fourth wave of Covid-19 infections looms.
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.
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.
The Department of Health is hoping that incentives could help increase the vaccination rate in South Africa.
South Africa is slowly approaching the 3 million mark of cumulative confirmed Covid-19 cases in the country.
As South Africa’s Department of Health races to vaccinate as many members of the adult population by the beginning of December, incentives are being used to encourage people to get vaccinated.
As Covid-19 vaccination rates increase along with the move to Alert level one, updated regulations around local and international travel have been gazetted.
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.
The Minister of Health says the Ministerial Advisory Committee (MAC) on COVID-19 Vaccines has recommended that individuals who have compromised immunity get a booster shot of the Covid-19 vaccine.
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.
Last week the Department of Health started distributing Digital Vaccination certificates. However, not everybody has been able to access their Covid-19 vaccination certificates.
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