Gauteng residents take COVID-19 vaccine amid rise in infections

28 November 2021, 3:08 PM
Gauteng residents who received their second vaccination today say they feel much safer. This is as the number of COVID-19 infections continues to rise.
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Healthcare workers commended for helping the elderly with vaccine registration 28 May 2021, 11:21 AM

Mpumalanga Health MEC Sasekani Manzini has commended healthcare workers for assisting with the registration of the elderly in areas where there are network problems.

DA MP calls for a hybrid approach to speed up vaccine rollout 27 May 2021, 8:43 PM

The Democratic Alliance (DA) wants government to embark on a COVID-19 vaccination roll-out system that will allow for walk-ins at various sites for those who qualify.

Western Cape hopes to vaccinate 40 000 more people this week 27 May 2021, 4:37 PM

The Western Cape government says it estimates that the province will administer a further 40 000 COVID-19 vaccine doses this week.

KwaZulu-Natal leads in COVID-19 vaccination programme: Mkhize 26 May 2021, 8:28 PM

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says KwaZulu-Natal is leading in the COVID-19 vaccination programme after recording the most number of people who have received their jabs.

NCCC meeting behind closed doors to discuss COVID-19 situation in SA 25 May 2021, 5:30 PM

The National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) is meeting behind closed doors to discuss the current COVID-19 situation in the country.

Gauteng launches COVID-19 vaccination drive-thru 25 May 2021, 4:28 PM

A vaccination drive-thru has been set up to fast-track the country's second phase vaccination roll-out. The Gauteng Provincial Government has increased the number of vaccination sites from 28 to 63 in the province's five regions.

Gauteng government opens more COVID-19 vaccination sites 25 May 2021, 10:05 AM

The Gauteng government has opened more COVID-19 vaccination sites across the province. The provincial Health Department says it has increased public vaccination sites from 28 to 63 across the five regions in Gauteng.

Eastern Cape won’t handle Phase 2 of the vaccination rollout: Study 23 May 2021, 2:07 PM

A study has found that the Eastern Cape does not have sufficient capacity to successfully handle Phase 2 of the COVID-19 vaccination rollout programme.

How South Africa is tracking adverse reactions to COVID-19 vaccines 22 May 2021, 9:38 PM

Healthcare workers have received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, while the Pfizer vaccine is being rolled out as part of Phase 2 for members of the public. A crucial aspect of the vaccination campaign is tracking adverse reactions.

Western Cape to increase COVID-19 vaccination sites from Monday 22 May 2021, 2:57 PM

The Western Cape Government says the number of  COVID-19 vaccination sites in the province will increase to 53 from Monday, with more to come.

Eastern Cape conducts mass testing, vaccination registration drive in NMB 21 May 2021, 6:00 PM

The Eastern Cape government has embarked on a mass testing and vaccination registration drive for the elderly over the age of 60 years in Nelson Mandela Bay.

Health department defends its decision to vaccinate MPLs under 60 years 21 May 2021, 1:19 PM

The Department of Health in the Northern Cape has defended its decision to vaccinate all members of the provincial legislature including those allegedly under the age of sixty years.

Denosa concerned about nurses being warned not to disclose vaccine side effects 20 May 2021, 10:05 AM

Denosa says it has received reports from some of its members that some health facilities advised them not to go public if they experience side-effects after getting vaccinated.

Internet connectivity hampers COVID-19 vaccine online registration in Limpopo 19 May 2021, 1:04 PM

Senior citizens across rural areas that experience poor signal and network connectivity in some parts of Limpopo, are worried that they might not be able to register for vaccination.

E Cape vaccination rollout progressing well for senior citizens: Kupelo 19 May 2021, 12:15 PM

The Eastern Cape Health Department says the vaccination rollout for senior citizens in the province is progressing well.

SA vaccine doses not enough for the next two months: Mkhize 18 May 2021, 3:03 PM

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says the numbers of vaccine doses that are currently coming into South Africa will not be enough to last the next two months.

Khoza urges prominent South Africans to lead by example and take COVID-19 vaccine 18 May 2021, 12:57 PM

Premier Soccer League and Orlando Pirates Chairperson, Irvin Khoza, has called on prominent people in South Africa to lead by example and get vaccinated against the coronavirus, as soon as they are eligible.

SAMA calls for more COVID-19 vaccine sites 18 May 2021, 9:02 AM

The South African Medical Association has called on the Health Department to open more vaccine sites and ensure that the entire system is more efficient.

SACC urges religious leaders over 60-years-old to get vaccinated against COVID-19 18 May 2021, 7:51 AM

The South African Council of Churches is calling on more religious leaders over the age of 60 to lead by example and get vaccinated against COVID-19.  

Figures of Day 1 of Phase 2 of COVID-19 vaccine rollout to be announced on Tuesday: Mkhize 18 May 2021, 7:08 AM

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says the number of people who were vaccinated at more than 80 sites nationwide on the first day of Phase 2 of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout will be announced on Tuesday.

Mkhize to launch Phase 2 COVID-19 vaccine rollout campaign in KZN 17 May 2021, 8:15 PM

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize will launch phase 2 of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout campaign in KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday in Pietermaritzburg.

More elderly people register to be vaccinated in the Eastern Cape 17 May 2021, 4:56 PM

Eastern Cape Health MEC, Nomakhosazana Meth, says the number of elderly people registered to be vaccinated has risen exponentially.

Phase 2 COVID-19 vaccination process off to a smooth start in Tshwane 17 May 2021, 4:12 PM

The Phase 2 COVID-19 vaccination process has kicked off smoothly in the Tshwane region with around 4 000 elderly residents likely to be vaccinated by the end of this week.

First group of Eastern Cape elderly receive vaccine jabs 17 May 2021, 12:32 PM

The first group of Eastern Cape senior citizens are getting their COVID-19 vaccines at the Provincial hospital in Gqeberha on Monday.

Dis-chem ready for phase two vaccine rollout 17 May 2021, 11:02 AM

Pharmaceutical company Dis-chem says it is ready to administer the second phase of vaccine rollout starting from Monday.  

Elderly North West residents anticipating COVID-19 vaccines 17 May 2021, 10:23 AM

Elderly residents at an Old Age Home in Mahikeng in North West are waiting with bated breath for the highly anticipated vaccinations of people over 60 years of age.  

Gauteng geared up for second phase of vaccine rollout 17 May 2021, 8:36 AM

The Gauteng Province Executive Council says it’s all systems go for the Phase-2 COVID-19 vaccination rollout on Monday.  

W Cape to officially launch Phase 2 mass vaccination at the Brooklyn Chest Hospital in Milnerton 17 May 2021, 8:25 AM

The Western Cape Government will officially launch its Phase 2 mass coronavirus vaccination programme at the Brooklyn Chest Hospital in Milnerton on Monday.

No walk-ins will be allowed at vaccination sites on Monday: Mkhize 16 May 2021, 9:49 PM

So far more than 2.1 million South Africans have registered for the shots. Out of these are over 1 227 million senior citizens and more than 914 000 healthcare workers.

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VIDEO: Mkhize launches Phase 2 of COVID-19 vaccination campaign 16 May 2021, 8:06 PM

The National Health Council, led by the Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize, is launching Phase 2 of the mass COVID-19 vaccination campaign.