The latest development on the rollout of the AstraZeneca vaccine in the country has seemingly fuelled confusion. Some residents of Bloemfontein are sceptical about taking the COVID-19 vaccine.
The City of Tshwane says despite the delay in the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine, it is prepared to roll out the vaccine to healthcare workers.
Co-Chair of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on COVID-19, Professor Salim Abdool Karim says they are considering a staggered approach to the roll-out of the AstraZeneca vaccine in South Africa.
The CEO of the GAVI Vaccine Alliance, Seth Berkely, says coronavirus clinical trials need to be ongoing to allow for vaccine efficacy to be assessed over a prolonged period.
Healthcare workers in Gauteng have expressed mixed emotions about the temporary halting of the COVID-19 vaccination rollout in the country.
Academics at two Cape Town universities say South Africa is lagging behind in its capacity to produce vaccines.
Western Cape Health Minister Nomafrench Mbombo says they can only wait on a way forward following the recent developments regarding the Astrazeneca vaccine.
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.