Reitumetse Makwea
Digital Intern
3 minute read
17 Sep 2021
5:01 am

Vaccinating kids not the question – does it work on adults is

Reitumetse Makwea

The sooner SA could vaccinate most of the adult population, the sooner vaccination for children will become a priority to manage the pandemic.

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As the debate around determining whether the Covid vaccine is safe for infants and children continues, the focus should not be the vaccination of children but rather “the vaccination and adequate penetration on vaccines in the adult group”. Vaccinologist Professor Shabir Madhi said: “For South Africa and other countries to weather another resurgence, it would be more effective to get high levels of vaccinations in the target group that are mostly at risk of developing sever disease.” “Rather than trying to disperse our resources and start to vaccinate children, concentrate on those adults.” Head of the South African Vaccination Centre...