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Is it true that if you are not vaccinated for Covid-19 you can’t receive the Older Persons Grant?

No. Legally, no one can be forced or coerced into taking the vaccine. This was affirmed by President Cyril Ramaphosa when he addressed parliament on 3 September 2021: “No one should be forced to be vaccinated. Instead, we need to use the available scientific evidence to encourage — repeat encourage — people to be vaccinated to protect themselves, but also to protect people around them.”

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