COVID-19 Vaccine | Govt recommends teens be accompanied by an adult

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JOHANNESBURG - The Department of Health recommends teenagers be accompanied by their parents or guardian to receive their COVID-19 vaccine.

From 20 October all children 12 years and older are eligible for a single dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

READ: COVID-19 vaccine rollout expanded to include 12-17 year-olds

There was an outcry when it was announced 12-to-17-year-olds can get the jab without their parent’s consent.

Authorities want to have over 3 million children vaccinated by January.


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