Approved workplace sites may vaccinate all workers
The DoH has opened coronavirus vaccinations at approved workplace sites to all employees over the age of 18, scrapping restrictions that limited jabs to age groups eligible in the national rollout. This will simplify the government’s increasingly complex inoculation programme, reported Business Day (30 July 2021).
From September 1, anyone aged 18 and older are eligible for vaccinations and there would be no further prioritisation of essential workers. The policy shift comes as the public and private sectors ramp up capacity in anticipation of increased vaccine supplies in August and September. Supplies are likely to remain constrained for the next week to 10 days but are expected to improve significantly as sizeable deliveries from Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson come into the system. The target is to administer 420 000 doses a day by late August.