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Govt aims to vaccinate 12 year-olds by December

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CAPE TOWN - Government is intending to have basically half of the 12 to 17-year-old gathering inoculated against COVID-19 preceding the December occasions. 

Wellbeing Minister Joe Phaahla on Friday declared that the Covid inoculations will be accessible for kids from the age of 12 from the following week. 

South Africa is set to pass 20 million antibody pokes on Friday. 

Wellbeing Department acting DG specialist Nicholas Crisp said the 12-to 17-year-old associate contains 6 million kids. 

"It is great to snag those kids before school closes or before the finish of their tests." 

He added that inoculations would not yet be accessible at schools, yet that could occur one year from now. 

Phaahla said that kids would just have one Pfizer chance until further notice. 

That technique will be looked into later dependent on worldwide examinations.

Govt aims to vaccinate at least 50% of 12 to 17-year-olds by December (

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Nicholas Crisp Pfizer Phaahla South Africa Wellbeing Department


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