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Children over 12 years can get the Covid-19 vaccine without a parent’s consent — Here’s why

As the Covid-19 vaccination rollout for children between the ages of 12 and 17 years draws nearer‚ parents have expressed concern about a statement made by national health department acting director-general Dr Nicholas Crisp that this age group will not need parental consent. “Children do not need their parent’s consent generally for any medical treatment‚ […]

Hostage situation was ‘not a crisis’‚ says ANC’s Pule Mabe

ANC national spokesperson Pule Mabe on Friday said the dramatic situation which unfolded on Thursday night – where disgruntled military veterans held ministers Thandi Modise and Mondli Gungubele “hostage” – should not be viewed as a crisis. “It is not so much a crisis. You would know that leading up to the meeting that the […]

Children aged 12-17 set to get coronavirus vaccinations

Children between the ages of 12 and 17 years will be eligible for Covid-19 vaccinations from October 20. Speaking at the weekly Covid-19 briefing on Friday‚ health minister Joe Phaahla said the electronic registration system would be open from Wednesday with vaccinations starting the same day. Parents would not be required to give consent for […]

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