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.
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says once the COVID-19 vaccine, AstraZeneca, arrives in the country, samples will be taken to a laboratory for quality assurance checks before the rollout.
The Eastern Cape Health Department says it is ready to roll out the COVID-19 vaccine and face challenges that may arise.
South Africa's first batch of coronavirus vaccines is due to arrive at the OR Tambo International Airport on Monday.
South Africa has secured an additional 20 million coronavirus vaccines manufactured by Pfizer, national newspaper The Sunday Times reported on Sunday, citing an interview with the health minister.
The first shipment of India-made COVID-19 vaccines has left the country and the countdown to their arrival in South Africa has officially begun.
The first shipment of India-made COVID-19 vaccines have left the country and the countdown to their arrival in South Africa has officially begun.
Fear for their families' safety is one of the reasons that is motivating some people to be willing to take part in the planned vaccination programme.
Some Limpopo residents have expressed excitement about the vaccine, expressing hope that life will soon return to normal.
With over 42 000 people having succumbed to the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, South Africans are now eagerly awaiting the arrival of a vaccine.
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says the vaccine rollout will be limited to South African citizens only. He says government does not have the capacity to assist undocumented foreign nationals.
Over 42 000 people have succumbed to the deadly COVID-19 within a year in South Africa. This as the country is eagerly waiting for the arrival of the twenty million doses of vaccines.
The South African Health Products Authority (SAHPRA) says people will still be required to exercise health protocols, such as wearing masks, after taking the coronavirus vaccine.
A traditional leader from the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast has taken the initiative to encourage people to be vaccinated against COVID-19, on the eve of the arrival of the first batch of vaccines.
The COVID-19 vaccine roll-out plan in the Free State has been met with mixed reactions by residents of Mangaung.
The Department of Health will on 5 February issue a tender for the storage and distribution of South Africa's coronavirus vaccines. The first batch of one million doses of the vaccine will arrive in the country from the Serum Institute of India, on Monday.
The African Union (AU) has secured another 400 million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, a regional health leader said on Thursday, in a push to immunise 60% of the continent’s population over three years.
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Traditional Health Practitioners Association is appealing to government to also prioritise them alongside health care workers in the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The Treasury says government is considering many funding options for the procurement of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Pfizer Inc and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine appeared to lose only a small bit of effectiveness against an engineered virus with three key mutations from the new coronavirus variant found in South Africa, according to a laboratory study conducted by the US drug-maker.
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says it could take up to two weeks for the coronavirus vaccines to be distributed after their arrival in South Africa.
Almost 1.3% of the world’s population has now been infected with COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, and more than 2.1 million people have died.