Hein Kaiser
4 minute read
29 Nov 2021
4:30 am

Businesses push for mandatory vaccines to prevent further lockdowns

Hein Kaiser

South Africans may soon be subject to a Covid vaccination mandate as a growing number of business organisations and public institutions call on government and the private sector to step up.

The health department says serious adverse events following immunisation are very rarely caused by immunisation. Picture: iStock

Business for South Africa has called for mandatory vaccines and a rapid move to restrict access to public facilities and indoor areas for unvaccinated individuals. Several universities have already asserted a right of admission by only allowing vaccinated parties onto campus. Mandatory vaccines Avoiding severe lockdown “Business for South Africa is advocating for these measures to save lives and avoid severe lockdown restrictions over the upcoming holiday period,” said its chair Martin Kingston. The universities of the Witwatersrand, Free State and the Western Cape have already announced they will not allow unvaccinated persons from next year. Healthcare group Medicare24 is...