On page 9 of a recently issued Health Matters communication, there is an article on private hospital groups Mediclinic and Life Healthcare introducing mandatory vaccination policies for staff and service providers. Mediclinic’s policy, which came into effect on 1 October, requires everyone to be fully vaccinated by February 2022. Mediclinic’s mandatory vaccination policy will for the time being apply to SA and Namibian operations and will apply to employees, service providers and healthcare professionals. Life Healthcare introduced a compulsory vaccination policy that will require all head office employees to be vaccinated by December 1, the first step in a phased plan that aims to have all staff vaccinated by mid-2022.