Private hospital groups Mediclinic and Life Healthcare have introduced Covid-19 vaccination policies for staff and service providers, joining a steadily growing number of JSE-listed companies that have followed the lead of life and health insurer Discovery,” reported Business Day (7 October 2021).

“While the SA Human Rights Commission said earlier this week that a law mandating vaccination would not be at odds with the Constitution, the government has stopped short of making vaccination compulsory for fear of pushback, with unions opposed to compulsory immunisation. The government is banking on shoring up flagging demand for vaccines through mass drives, such as the Vooma campaign launched last weekend, and moves by the private sector to require inoculation for entry into establishments, mass events or in the workplace.”

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