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I am Scared Because People Die After Vaccinating - SA Parents Reacts, Kids Over 12 to be Vaccinated


The Health Minister's declaration that youngsters aged 12 to 17 will be eligible for COVID-19 immunisation without parental permission raised concerns among parents and children.

The decision was taken on a recommendation from the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Vaccinations, according to Health Minister Joe Phaahla.

This age group will be vaccinated with a single dose of the Pfizer vaccine starting next Wednesday.

Last month, the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) approved the use of the Pfizer vaccination in children over the age of 12.

While there have been reports of teenage heart inflammation following a second dosage, the South African government assures parents and kids that this is not a permanent danger.

Vaccine safety has been a hotly debated topic.

Although some parents support vaccinations, they object to the government's choice to provide them without parental permission.

"I am scared because people die after vaccinating, so sometimes it is a bit scary.\s"

"I don't want it, I don't know how to describe it but I won't take it."


The Youngsters's Act allows children to be vaccinated without parental permission, according to Acting Deputy General Dr Nicholas Crisp.

In general, children do not require their parents' agreement for medical care, although they can provide consent for vaccinations."

Check out parents reactions

While family law attorney Shando Theron acknowledges that some medical treatments, including abortion, do not require parental agreement, he cautions against the government taking unnecessary risks.

Will the government pay?"

The South African Paediatric Association (SAPA) applauded Pfizer's approval for children and underlined that parents should not be concerned about the vaccine's safety.

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