Western Cape Encourages Matriculants To Vaccinate Ahead of Exams

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has praised the matriculants who took to the call of vaccination. The department took to its social media platform to encourage matriculants to practice safety measures ahead of the final exams to protect themselves and their families from Covid-19. 

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The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has recommended that matric students take the opportunity to vaccinate ahead of the upcoming final exams. 

We are extremely proud of our eligible matriculants that have made the responsible decision to get vaccinated to protect themselves, their families, and their friends against COVID-19 and to give themselves the best opportunity to remain healthy ahead and during their final exams.

South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) approved the use Pfizer vaccine from the age of 12 years on 10 September 2021. 

The initiative has also helped in ensuring that students from the age of 12 years and above stand a chance to get vaccinated.

Matriculants over the age of 18 years were presented with an opportunity to get vaccinated ahead of their final exam sitting. 

The Western Cape Province has announced its Covid-19 statistics within the last 24 hours. The province recorded over 15 203 Covid-19 infections. The total number of overall Covid-19 infections increased to 513 732 COVID-19 cases, with 479 103 recoveries and 12 915 deaths being recorded so far. 

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has already announced the final examination date. The department indicated that the 27th of October 2021, which is prior to election day, will now be the start of matric exams. 

SAHPRA approved the Pfizer vaccine at the time when parents wondered about their children’s safety during the exam season. 

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