Covid-19: NCCC to discuss making vaccine available for all over-18s sooner

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Government will discuss making the Covid-19 vaccines available for all adults.
Government will discuss making the Covid-19 vaccines available for all adults.
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Opening up vaccination for over 18s by the end of this week is expected to be on the agenda of the National Coronavirus Command Council's (NCCC) expected meeting on Tuesday amid lagging numbers of people getting jabs.

However, lowering lockdown levels seems unlikely, as last week saw an average of more than 10 000 new infections per day.

News24 understands at a meeting of the Interministerial Committee on Vaccines this weekend, Health Minister Joe Phaahla expressed his support for such a move. Some of the other ministers on the committee backed him.

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