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.
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.
JUST IN: Dep of Health says while children 12-17 years old are protected by the Child’s Act, it’s RECOMMEND that young adolescents are accompanied by a parent or other adult when they get the #COVID19 jab. Dep says vaccine sites must make provision for such. #eNCA— Heidi Giokos (@HeidiGiokos) October 19, 2021
Dep of Health says whilst all children 12 years and older should be encouraged to vaccinate, attention should be paid to ensuring that children who have specific conditions that result in them being immunocompromised, and which place them at high risk of severe #COVID19, are 💉— Heidi Giokos (@HeidiGiokos) October 19, 2021