The Department of Basic Education is satisfied with the first day of the vaccination programme in the basic education sector across the country
The Democratic Nursing Organisation (Denosa) says the vaccination programme rollout has been poorly planned and implemented. The organisation says there are long queues that end up in stampedes exposing people to COVID-19 infections.
The National Professional Teacher's Organisation, Naptosa, has called on educators who are so-called "anti-vaxers" - or have doubts over the efficacy of the coronavirus vaccines - to reconsider the vaccine's safety.
The FDA on Wednesday said it will add a warning about rare cases of heart inflammation in teens and young adults to fact sheets for the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines but that the benefits greatly outweigh the risks and are still recommending the vaccine for all Americans over 12-years-old.
Teachers in KwaZulu-Natal have heeded the call to get the coronavirus vaccine as number of teachers arrived early at the vaccination sites in the province.
The Northern Cape Education Department remains confident that it will meet its target of vaccinating 16 100 people in the education sector.
The South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) has expressed satisfaction with the Basic Education Department's vaccine rollout programme in the sector.
The Basic Education Department says those who plan to disrupt the vaccine rollout which starts on Wednesday, will face the full might of the law.
The Department of Education in KwaZulu Natal has slammed claims that there has been a lack of information on the location of vaccination sites for teachers in the province.
The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) says Africa will need more skills to establish an mRNA technologies hub on the continent.
The Matzikama municipality in rural Western Cape says it has rescheduled the vaccination of the Kliprand community after many were found to be infected with COVID-19.
The Health Ministry says more than 2 137 000 people have received a vaccination so far in South Africa.
Teachers Union, Sadtu , has welcomed Basic Education's announcement that teachers and support staff will be vaccinated starting from this Wednesday.
The Eastern Cape government is concerned about the low turnout of the elderly for vaccinations in remote rural areas. Ngqeleni area in the Nyandeni municipality has a low rate of registration.
The Eastern Cape Education Department plans to vaccinate at least 72 000 educators as part of its vaccine roll out as the infection rate continues to rise in the province.
Acting Health Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane says the Military Health Service has been roped in to assist the sector in preparing for further increases in coronavirus cases across Gauteng.
The Gauteng Health department says all vaccination sites in the province are now accepting walk-ins for people above the age of 60.
Health experts say the shortages of vaccine doses in South Africa pose a big challenge in terms of the roll-out programme.
The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (Sahpra) as well as the Acting Minister of Health Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane have assured South Africans that the contaminated COVID-19 vaccine doses will not be released in South Africa.
The South African Democratic Teachers Union in Free State has welcomed the move to have teachers vaccinated.
President Cyril Ramaphosa says Aspen Pharmaceuticals has beefed up production capacity to start work on new batches of the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.
South Africa has started the second phase of its COVID-19 vaccine rollout. The aim is to vaccinate essential workers, people in congregate settings such as nursing homes, those over 60 years of age and other vulnerable groups.
Countries should avoid giving the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine to people over 60, the head of the EU drug regulator's COVID-19 task force was quoted on Sunday as saying, amid fears over rare blood clotting and as more vaccines become available.
The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) has decided that the 2 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccines at the Aspen plant in Gqerberha will not be released for distribution in South Africa.
Free State Health MEC Montseng Tsiu has again urged people over the age of 60 to come forward and get vaccinated against COVID-19 in the province.
Europe's drug regulator says it has identified another rare blood condition as a potential side effect of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine.
The Department of Health says the Johnson & Johnson vaccines that are awaiting release from the Gqeberha plant in the Eastern Cape need to be further assessed by the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority.
Elderly people who live in rural areas, outside Kuruman, Northern Cape, might have to wait longer before they get their COVID-19 vaccine. The provincial Department of Health says villages are harder to access due to bad roads.
Statistician-General Risenga Maluleke has tested positive for COVID-19.
The Cape Town International Convention Centre will open as one of three mass vaccination sites in the Western Cape in the next few weeks.