Health Minister Dr Joe Phaahla. GCIS
JOHANNESBURG - Health Minister Dr Joe Phaahla says stakeholders are in discussions on whether or not to make vaccinations mandatory.
He says it is a suggestion the government is looking at.
Meanwhile, the COVID-19 pandemic is not sparing young people in the Northern Cape and Western Cape.
Phaahla says there has been an increase in those between 10 and 19-years old, contracting COVID-19 in the two provinces.
This is believed to be a result of schools reopening and social activities.
Phaahla added that the third wave has been unpredictable.
He says, however, that Gauteng has been showing a decrease in infections.