One thing that is known in South Africa is the fact that children under the age of 16 cannot fully make their own decisions without consulting their parents. This is what South Africa called the legal age and it has been applicable in most things in the country until now. The government is now disregarding the fact that children under the age of 16 are too young to make their decisions only because it might benefit them.
On Friday, the 15 of October it was announced that South Africa will start vaccinating children under the age of 17 all the way to 12 years of age. This is after a long period of time vaccinating and the elderly all the way to 18 years. It is said that this is the next step to ensure that South Africa gets population immunity.
What was surprising is that the government says children as young as 12 years do not need the consent of parents to get vaccinated. This means that they can decide on their own to get vaccinated or be persuaded somehow to get their injection and parents cannot say anything. This is what got a lot of parents angry as it feels like the kids are being taken advantage of.
Why is it that when it benefits the government, the rules of engagement change? We have already seen the mere fact that because it is election time, all of a sudden outdoor activities went from 500 people to 2000. This was the very first sign of manipulating rules to benefit the government.
Now that there are a lot of people not getting vaccinated, they have chosen to get children to vaccinate without their parent's consent. This is very upsetting because if any child under the age of 18 is to have side effects or any consequences arising from vaccination, the responsibility will only go to the parent and not the child. So why does the government let children who cannot take responsibility of any consequence make such a big decision?
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