Vaccination will not be rolled out at schools
The National Department of Health says it will not roll out COVID-19 vaccinations at schools, for now, to avoid disruption to critical schooling.
Children between the ages of 12 and 17 can now get their Pfizer vaccine at their nearest vaccination site.
The Health Department is adamant that its decision this group is within the law, saying it’s concerned that members of the public are blowing their fears out of proportion.
According to the Children’s Act, those who are older than 12 can get medical attention and treatment without the consent of a guardian.
Spokesperson for the Minister of Health Foster Mohale has urged the youth to go and vaccinate especially since a possible fourth wave still looms and the death toll thus far is still being debated.
The official number of people who succumbed to COVID-19 related complications is 88 000 according to the Health Department.
by Everngelista Muza