MEDIA ADVISORY
To:
Editors & Health Journalists
Issued by: Department of Health
Date: Thursday, 10 February 2022


COVID-19 APPEAL COMMITTEE ON VACCINATION OF CHILDREN BETWEEN THE AGE OF 12 AND 17 YEARS OLD KICKS-OFF HEARINGS


Pretoria:
The Appeal Committee appointed by the Minister of Health Dr Joe Phaahla (in terms of Section 24A (4) of the Medicines and Related Substances Act, 1965 (Act 101 of 965) as amended) to adjudicate the appeal by Free the Children Save the Nation NPC against the decision of the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority regarding the approval of vaccine for children between the age of 12 and 17 years old, will hold the two-day public hearings.

The hearings which will also be attended by the legal representatives of both the Appellant and Respondent, will take place as follows:

Day One: Friday, 11 February 2022
Time
: 10h00
Platform: https://healthza.zoom.us/j/99219409825?pwd=ZlROUVVKNExMeVdYWURlR0NyV3psUT09
Webinar ID: 992 1940 9825 Passcode: 504123

Day Two: Monday, 14 February 2022
Time
: 10h00
Platform: https://healthza.zoom.us/j/99219409825?pwd=ZlROUVVKNExMeVdYWURlR0NyV3psUT09
Webinar ID: 992 1940 9825 Passcode: 504123

The hearings are open to members of the media and public, including the interested stakeholders. The proceedings can also be followed via live streaming on the Department of Health and South African Government social media channels on the links below:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HealthZA

 

For more information and media enquiries, please contact:

Mr Foster Mohale
National Health Department
0724323792
Foster.mohale@health.gov.za

Mr Doctor Tshwale
Media Liaison Officer for Health Minister
063 657 8487
Doctor.Tshwale@health.gov.za