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.
Pfizer expects $15 billion sales from COVID-19 vaccine 2 February 2021, 4:38 PM

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.

Department of Health reiterates that COVID-19 vaccine is safe 2 February 2021, 3:13 PM

The National Department of Health has assured South Africans that the coronavirus vaccine is safe.

Mpumalanga Premier denies daughter’s involvement in COVID-19 vaccine roll-out tender 2 February 2021, 2:39 PM

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.

Majority of Limpopo doctors willing to take vaccine: Samatu 2 February 2021, 1:05 PM

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.

Mkhize allays fears of any side effects of COVID-19 vaccine 1 February 2021, 8:08 PM

Health Minister Dr. Zweli Mkhize has sought to allay fears of some South Africans who said they would refuse a COVID-19 vaccine.

VIDEO: President Ramaphosa updates on COVID-19 response and vaccine 1 February 2021, 7:54 PM

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.

Cyril Ramaphos and David Mabuza
Photo Gallery | SA receiving first batch of COVID-19 vaccine 1 February 2021, 5:55 PM

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...

SA’s first batch of coronavirus vaccine received 1 February 2021, 5:09 PM

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 Ramaphosa delighted with SA’s first batch of vaccine 1 February 2021, 4:08 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa and Deputy President David Mabuza have received the first batch of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine at the OR Tambo International Airport.

AstraZeneca vaccine to undergo quality assurance checks before rollout: Mkhize 1 February 2021, 8:19 AM

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.

Eastern Cape ready to rollout COVID-19 vaccine 1 February 2021, 7:00 AM

The Eastern Cape Health Department says it is ready to roll out the COVID-19 vaccine and face challenges that may arise.

SA’s first batch of COVID-19 vaccines expected on Monday 1 February 2021, 5:50 AM

South Africa's first batch of coronavirus vaccines is due to arrive at the OR Tambo International Airport on Monday.

South Africa to receive extra 20 million COVID-19 vaccines, paper says 1 February 2021, 2:37 AM

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.

President Ramaphosa to receive SA’s first delivery of COVID-19 vaccine on Monday 31 January 2021, 9:13 PM

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.

First batch of COVID-19 vaccines en route to SA 31 January 2021, 1:30 PM

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.

Some KZN residents say they’re ready to take COVID-19 vaccine 31 January 2021, 1:00 PM

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.

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Limpopo premier says province ready to roll out vaccine 31 January 2021, 11:11 AM

Some Limpopo residents have expressed excitement about the vaccine, expressing hope that life will soon return to normal.

South Africans eagerly await arrival of COVID-19 vaccine 31 January 2021, 9:20 AM

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.

Only South African citizens to receive vaccine: Mkhize 30 January 2021, 10:07 PM

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.

Vaccines expected to offer relief as COVID-19 deaths continue to soar 30 January 2021, 7:49 PM

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.

COVID-19 vaccine critical but not a silver bullet, warns SAHPRA 30 January 2021, 1:57 PM

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.

Traditional leader in KZN encourages people to take COVID-19 vaccine 29 January 2021, 5:54 PM

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.

Residents in Mangaung in the Free State react with mixed views on vaccine roll-out plan 29 January 2021, 4:20 PM

The COVID-19 vaccine roll-out plan in the Free State has been met with mixed reactions by residents of Mangaung.

Health dept to issue tender for storage and distribution of COVID-19 vaccine 29 January 2021, 6:42 AM

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.

Africa secures 400 million more COVID-19 vaccine doses 28 January 2021, 10:57 PM

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.

Traditional healers want to be prioritised in the roll-out of COVID-19 vaccine 28 January 2021, 4:29 PM

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.

Govt considers other funding options for COVID-19 vaccines: Treasury 28 January 2021, 9:34 AM

The Treasury says government is considering many funding options for the procurement of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Pfizer vaccine only slightly less effective against key South African mutations – Study 28 January 2021, 4:27 AM

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.

‘Distribution of coronavirus vaccines could take up to two weeks’ – Mkhize 27 January 2021, 11:00 PM

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.

Global COVID-19 cases surpass 100 million as nations tackle vaccine shortages 27 January 2021, 3:11 PM

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.