The government says it has engaged AstraZeneca on issues pertaining to the vaccine doses procured by South Africa from the company and hopes to get more clarity by the end of the week.
Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize says a batch of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine doses is expected to arrive in South Africa next week.
Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize says experts are assessing how the AstraZeneca vaccine doses already in the country will be used effectively in the future.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) says COVAX is expected to start sending millions of COVID-19 vaccines to Africa this month.
Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize says the rollout of South Africa's COVID-19 vaccination programme will be tweaked to include an implementation study.
The Chairperson of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on COVID-19 vaccines, Professor Barry Schoub, has suggested that the rollout of AstraZeneca's vaccine should be suspended.
Professor of Vaccinology at Wits University, Shabir Madhi, says the vaccine trial done by his team in South Africa could not give proof of the vaccine's full efficacy against the variant of COVID-19 discovered in the country.
Health Minister ,Dr Zweli Mkhize , and the Health Committee are currently giving an important update on COVID-19 vaccine and the roll-out strategy.
Lawyers for Human Rights say it would be unconstitutional for the government to only administer the COVID-19 vaccine to residents and leave out undocumented migrants.
As the first doses of COVID-19 vaccines arrive on the continent there are still concerns about Africa’s level of preparedness for vaccine rollouts.
All Medical Aid schemes in South Africa will be covering the cost of the COVID-19 vaccine for its members. This comes after South Africa's Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) added the COVID-19 vaccine to its list of Prescribed Minimum Benefits.
The Northern Cape is preparing for its first batch of vaccines, due to be dispatched this weekend. Earlier this week, Premier Zamani Saul said 14 000 AstraZeneca vaccines had been allocated for healthcare workers in the province.
He updated Parliament's Health Committee on the country's vaccination roll out strategy.
Western Cape Premier Alan Winde says the provincial government is working on plans to procure additional COVID-19 vaccines.
Western Cape Health authorities say the province has strong logistical systems in place for the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines.
A group representing traditional healers has called for their members to be considered to receive the coronavirus vaccine alongside other healthcare workers, doctors and nurses.
The Human Rights Commission has cautioned the public on misinformation aimed at bringing into question the efficacy and safety of vaccines.
Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan says his department is negotiating with SAA Business Rescue Practitioners for some of the aircraft still owned by the airline, to be used in the transportation of COVID-19 vaccines.
The South African Medical Association (SAMA) says the health sector is likely to encounter issues in the process of administering coronavirus vaccines to patients.
The South African Medical Association (SAMA) says the Department of Health has secured enough coronavirus vaccines to vaccinate healthcare workers across the country.
Denosa says it is concerned about government's plans to roll out the coronavirus vaccine since healthcare workers have not been given clarity on how to administer the vaccine jabs to the public.
Pfizer Inc said on Tuesday it expects to generate about $15 billion in sales this year from the COVID-19 vaccine that it developed with German partner BioNTech.
The National Department of Health has assured South Africans that the coronavirus vaccine is safe.
Mpumalanga Premier Refilwe Mtsweni-Tsipane has described as " fake news" allegations that her daughter owns a company that has been awarded a tender to distribute COVID-19 vaccines in the province.
The South African Medical Association Trade Union (Samatu) in Limpopo says the majority of its member doctors are willing to take the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.
Health Minister Dr. Zweli Mkhize has sought to allay fears of some South Africans who said they would refuse a COVID-19 vaccine.
President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses the nation at 20h00 (8 PM) on Monday, to give an update on developments in relation to the country’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Pictures of the first batch of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine arriving at the OR Tambo International Airport on Monday. Pictures captured by SABC's Dini Mekuto...
President Cyril Ramaphosa has received one million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine AstraZeneca, from India. The batch arrived at the OR Tambo International Airport Monday afternoon.
President Cyril Ramaphosa and Deputy President David Mabuza have received the first batch of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine at the OR Tambo International Airport.