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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. 


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.


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.


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.


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.


South Africa’s healthcare workers were the first people to receive Covid-19 vaccines in the countries vaccine rollout program.


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.


 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.


 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 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.


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.


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.

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