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Teenagers can now get a Vaccine jab without parents consent or knowledge


The Children's Act states that children as young as 12 years old can consent to medical treatment, however your adolescent could acquire the Covid-19 Vaccine without your knowledge or consent.

Last Monday, the Department of Health stated that children aged 12 and up will be able to obtain Covid19 immunizations beginning October 20.

SAHPRA approved the Pfizer vaccine for this age range in September, and only one dosage will be given for the time being. Minister of Health Joe Phaahla stated that the location is ready to administer immunizations.

The minister went on to say that the decision to allow children to receive vaccinations was based on a recommendation by the Ministerial Advisory Committee, which was backed up by Health MECs and cabinet.

Health Minister Phaahla went on to add that the Advisory Committee recommended only giving one dose to each person after reviewing data that revealed there were a few incidences of transitory myocarditis, or inflammation of the heart muscles, after two doses.

When more information on the transitory myocarditis rare side effect becomes available, a second dose may be given.

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