Leading South African vaccination expert, professor Shabir Madhi says vaccinating the country’s children, at this point in time, seems to be a waste of valuable doses of Covid-19 vaccine.

Madhi, dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of WITS, says children are at a much lower risk of developing severe forms of Covid-19, and getting hospitalized, should they contract the viral-disease.

He says the vaccines, currently being given to 12 to 17-year old children, should rather be administered to older, high-risk patients.

He says healthcare workers should also be prioritized.

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