Johannesburg – The Department of Health has announced that as of today, teenagers between the ages of 12 and 18, qualify for a second Pfizer jab.
This cohort only qualified for one dose.
This was because there were concerns about the risk of heart inflammation for particularly teen boys after a second shot.
But the department has said that real-life data now shows that it’s safe to take a second dose for teens.
Those who have already had their first jab, must wait 42 days before having the Pfizer Comirnaty vaccine against Covid-19.
Both doses will be provided at private and public National Vaccination Programme sites.
The department has opened the Electronic Vaccination Data system for those who qualify for a second jab.
The department said they are not encouraging any vaccinations to take place at schools as part of the school health programme.
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