Minister in the Presidency, Mondli Gungubele says the cabinet has not yet tabled any recommendations on mandatory vaccination in the country.
He says Deputy President David Mabuza is heading the team that is looking at ways to make sure that South Africans are encouraged to take the COVID-19 vaccines – but there have not been any recommendations for a mandatory process by the Cabinet.
Briefing the media on the outcomes of the virtual Cabinet meeting held this week, Gungubele says people are encouraged to take the vaccines.
“On the mandatory vaccine, no recommendations were tabled and all we are looking at is the entire information on the implications of the mandatory stuff. You see, to say it safely, it’s so clear to a number of us that you need a policy that encourages vaccination and you need a policy that discourages cynicism towards the vaccine,” says Gungubele.
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Following the last address by President Cyril Ramaphosa to the nation on the fight against the spread of Coronavirus, the government is looking at ways that will see vaccination being mandated in some sectors.
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