COVID-19 vaccine | Pfizer booster shot available from today

AFP/Robyn Beck

JOHANNESBURG - If you opted for the Pfizer vaccine, you may be eligible for a booster.

The country starts rolling out third doses of the vaccines from Tuesday.

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South Africa has so far administered over 20 million doses of Pfizer.

The South African Health Products Authority gave the green light to the third dose earlier this month.

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Those over the age of 18 may get the booster six months after their second dose.

However, SAHPRA says if you're severely immuno-compromised, you may go for the booster 28 days after your second dose.


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