Reitumetse Makwea
Digital Intern
3 minute read
13 Sep 2021
4:50 am

Kids more vulnerable in fourth Covid wave, and need protecting

Reitumetse Makwea

As of 2 September, more than five million children tested positive for Covid-19.

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While the South Africa Health Products Authority (Sahpra) approved Pfizer’s Covid vaccine for use by children aged 12 and older, the department of health said they were looking into opening up the vaccine roll-out to teenagers. According to the acting director-general in the national health department Dr Nicholas Crisp, as seen with the delta variant in the third wave, children between the ages of 12 and 18 were vulnerable and affected more than with the previous waves. “We clearly don’t know what will happen in the fourth wave, but we do know that it is coming and it will be...