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Second dose put off; first concern for students

10 May 2021

Administration of the second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine will be postponed as the available vaccines will be given to Grade 12 students, the Ministry of Health (MoH) said.

In a statement, the ministry said, ‘The administration of the second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine will be postponed till June as the available vaccines will be given to Grade 12 students prior to their final examinations. Students’ immunisation schedules will be announced later by the ministry.’ 

The ministry urged people to adhere to health measures to curb COVID-19 such as washing hands and wearing masks while also practising social distancing.

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