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A doctor makes vaccination to senior woman with surgical mask.
A doctor makes vaccination to senior woman with surgical mask.
Jasmin Merdan

The Ministerial Advisory Committee (MAC) on Covid-19 is expected to meet in the next few days to finalise the details around the provision of additional Covid-19 booster jabs to eligible adults, Health Minister Joe Phaahla said on Tuesday. 

He said this would see adults aged 50 and older eligible for five vaccine doses and those between 18 and 49 eligible for four. 

The additional doses are expected to be available later this month, and the public will be able to mix and match between the two vaccines available in South Africa. 

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