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You Have A Week To Get Your First Shot, If You Want To Beat A February Vaccine Mandate in SA

As aforementioned in president Cyril Ramaphosa's address on Thursday, they have decided to set up a task team that is going to look at measures which can be undertaken to introduce vaccine mandates for specific activities and locations. This comes in a time that a new variant was detected in South Africa named omicron. After the news broke out, a number of international ports decided to shut down flights that are coming from South Africa and the government stated how disappointed it was by this. Join us as we unpack more of the story below.

Source:

https://www.businessinsider.co.za/when-should-i-be-vaccinated-for-south-africas-vaccine-mandate-deadline-2021-11

In order to beat the possible deadline of introducing vaccine mandates, it's recommended that you consider getting your first vaccine shot before the end of the week. According to research it has shown that most vaccines which are approved have an efficacy rate of about 92% and they can prevent you from suffering with strong symptoms should you get infected with the virus.

Previous iteration by Ramaphosa

When the vaccines where first introduced, president Cyril Ramaphosa emphasized that no one is going to ge forced to take the vaccine against their will. As it stands, it seems like his sentiments have changed about that and people feel very betrayed.

Proposal by B4SA

Business for South Africa (B4SA) has also proposed that the government must act swiftly into this matte before it gets out of hand. Part of that includes restrictions on non essential service such as restaurants, grocery stores etc.

B4SA has futher emphasized that people that are not vaccinated must be restricted access from recreational facilities, traveling and places of leisure because they will cause an outbreak of the virus. Wearing of masks, practicing social distancing and other precautionary measures must remain in tact while implementing an extra layer of protection.

OPINION

The adult population that has been fully vaccines is 40%. Amongst this includes health care works, police officers and other age groups that have followed. It was approved that children over the age of 12 will now be able get atleast one dose of the vaccines. People voiced out their grievances and indicated that the government should not force people to vaccinate because that will defy the statement that he made earlier on. It will also be viewed as a dictatorship system that is not different from apartheid.

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