According to Newzroom Africa, South Africa will start vaccinating children between the ages of 12 and 17 next week. According to the health Minister today, they will be vaccinated with Pfizer vaccine.
Health Minister, Joe Phaahla said that, “This will begin from the 20th of October to allow the necessary preparations on the EVDS (electronic vaccination data system) registration system and also other logistical preparations. The timing of the second dose will be informed by further information on this rarely observed side-effect which has no permanent risk."
He added that the government was considering giving a booster shot to high-risk health care workers, who were the first to receive doses of the J&J vaccine.
The Pfizer Vaccine for use in Children aged 12 and older was approved last month by South Africa's health regulator. However, the minister said the government would only give teenagers a single shot of Pfizer due to concerns that it may affect the heart.
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