Editorials
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13 Sep 2021
6:00 am

Getting Covid jab is a national service

Editorials

No doubt anti-vaxxers will be up in arms about the decision by Sahpra to approve “the experimental” Pfizer vaccine for children aged 12 and older.

Health Minister Dr Joe Phaahla receives the Covid-19 vaccine at George Mukhari Hospital on 3 March 2021 in Tshwane. Picture for illustration: Gallo Images/Lefty Shivambu

No doubt the anti-vaxxers will be up in arms about the decision of the South African Health Products Authority (Sahpra) to approve “the experimental” Pfizer Covid vaccine for use by children aged 12 and older. They will cry about young people being used for “human experiments”, Nazi death camp style, all the while ignoring the evidence that the delta variant of the coronavirus is not only the most infectious to date, it is also affecting younger people more. Our health authorities have confirmed that the trends were seen overseas – where children are being admitted to hospitals and dying from...