Gauteng Education Department urges learners 12-years and older to get vaccinated

27 November 2021, 6:50 AM
The Gauteng Department of Education is urging learners 12-years and older to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
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Moderna vaccine effective against COVID-19 variant found in SA 25 January 2021, 6:22 PM

American pharmaceutical company Moderna says its latest research shows that its vaccine is effective against the COVID-19 variants found in South Africa and the United Kingdom.

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Ramaphosa confirms SA will receive Indian COVID-19 vaccine soon 25 January 2021, 5:36 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has confirmed that the country will receive its first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines from India very soon.

SA on track to receive COVID-19 vaccines on agreed-upon date: Mkhize 25 January 2021, 9:34 AM

Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize says South Africa is on track to receive COVID-19 vaccines on the agreed-upon date.

SA’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout will be the most extensive in country’s history: Ramaphosa 25 January 2021, 8:28 AM

In his weekly letter to the nation, President Cyril Ramaphosa says the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine will be the most ambitious and extensive in the country's history.

Govt leaders should take COVID-19 vaccine in public to demystify myths: Mabuyane 24 January 2021, 5:00 PM

Government leaders should take the COVID-19 vaccine in public to demystify myths surrounding the vaccine and to show citizens that it is safe.

SAHPRA approves Health Dept as India’s COVID-19 vaccine supplier 23 January 2021, 8:40 AM

Minister Zweli Mkhize has confirmed that the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) has approved an application to recognise the Health Department as the supplier of the Serum Institute of India vaccine. Section 21 Authorisation is required in terms of SAHPRA regulations.

DA rejects Mabuza’s appointment to oversee SA’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout 20 January 2021, 9:45 AM

The Democratic Alliance has rejected the appointment of Deputy President David Mabuza as head of the inter-ministerial committee to oversee the country's COVID-19 vaccine rollout programme.  

Measures will be in place to monitor COVID-19 vaccine side-effects: Health Department 20 January 2021, 5:59 AM

The Health Department says measures will be in place to monitor people for possible side-effects after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

Ramaphosa establishes committee to oversee COVID-19 vaccine rollout 19 January 2021, 7:46 PM

Speaking during a webinar organised by the ANC's Progressive Business Forum, President Cyril Ramaphosa said the committee would assist government in ensuring that the distribution of the vaccines are well managed.

Mabuyane assures citizens that coronavirus vaccine will be accessible to everyone 19 January 2021, 2:52 PM

Eastern Cape Premier Oscar Mabuyane has assured citizens that the COVID-19 vaccine will be accessible to everyone in the province when it becomes available.

There will be money to procure COVID-19 vaccine: Treasury 19 January 2021, 12:15 PM

The National Treasury has assured the public that there will be money to procure vaccine doses for COVID-19.

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DA challenges Ramaphosa over ‘unconstitutional’ COVID-19 vaccine issues 18 January 2021, 2:49 PM

The Democratic Alliance (DA) says its lawyers will write to President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday to set out  COVID-19 vaccination issues that the party says are not in line with the Constitution.

North West finalising plans to rollout COVID-19 vaccine 17 January 2021, 5:08 PM

The North West government says they are busy finalizing its plans to roll out COVID-19 vaccine to residents. Health workers and the vulnerable in society will be among the first to get vaccinated.

Afriforum, Solidarity give government an ultimatum on vaccine roll-out plan 15 January 2021, 5:50 AM

Lobby group Afriforum and trade union Solidarity have given government until next Wednesday to fully explain the roll-out plan for the COVID-19 vaccine, or face court action.

Health Department refutes reports that AstraZeneca cannot sell vaccines in SA 14 January 2021, 9:20 AM

The Health Department has denied reports that pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca cannot sell vaccines in South Africa.

Africa CDC secures first tranche of COVID-19 vaccines 14 January 2021, 6:14 AM

The Africa Centre for Disease Control and prevention (Africa CDC) secures first tranche of COVID-19 vaccines.

Africa Union secures 270 million COVID-19 vaccine doses – Ramaphosa 13 January 2021, 11:06 PM

The African Vaccine Acquisition Task Team has secured a provisional 270 million COVID-19 vaccine doses for African countries, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday.

Eastern Cape, Western Cape outline plans to roll out vaccines 13 January 2021, 7:24 PM

Both the Eastern and the Western Cape have briefed Parliament's Health Committee on their strategies to roll out the COVID-19 vaccine.

COVID-19 vaccine will not only save lives but livelihoods too: Dr Msomi 13 January 2021, 4:51 PM

Head of Virology in the School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Dr Nokukhanya Msomi, says the COVID-19 vaccine will not only save lives but livelihoods too.

EXPLAINER: South Africa’s vaccine rollout strategy 12 January 2021, 5:06 PM

South Africa getting ready to roll out COVID-19 vaccine. Last week, Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said the priority will be given to the country’s more than one million healthcare workers in both the private and public sectors.

Govt working towards securing more COVID-19 vaccines: Mkhize 12 January 2021, 12:45 PM

Health Minister, Dr. Zweli Mkhize, says government is working towards securing more COVID-19 vaccines for South Africa.

South Africans express mixed feelings about COVID-19 vaccine 10 January 2021, 6:30 PM

Some South Africans, among them health care workers, have mixed feelings about a COVID-19 vaccine. The country is due to receive its first batch of the vaccine this month.

‘Vaccines to combat COVID-19 still has significant impact against new variant in SA 10 January 2021, 1:00 AM

Public Health Medicine Specialist, Doctor Kerrin Begg, says research so far has shown that the vaccines to combat the coronavirus still have a significant impact against the new variant that is fuelling new infections in South Africa.

Clicks, Dis-Chem to assist government roll out COVID-19 vaccine 8 January 2021, 6:30 PM

The Clicks Group and Dis-Chem Pharmacies, say they are willing to assist government in the rollout of the coronavirus vaccine once it arrives.

SAMA calls for transparency in procurement of COVID-19 vaccine 8 January 2021, 4:50 PM

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) says the procurement and distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine should be done in a transparent manner. The association is also calling on authorities to crack the whip on those who could act in a corrupt manner in the procurement of the vaccine.

‘A little too late for SA’s vaccines roll out plan’ 8 January 2021, 1:29 PM

South Africa’s vaccine rollout plan which was launched by Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize is nothing but an aspirational goal, according to Professor of Vaccinology at the University of the Witwatersrand Dr. Shabir Madhi. 

‘Vaccine will be evenly distributed to health workers in public, private sector’ 8 January 2021, 10:30 AM

The Health Department says it will fairly distribute the more than one-million first doses of the AstraZeneca vaccines, to health workers in the private and public sector.

Young nurses’ union calls for more health workers to be hired, boycott of vaccine 7 January 2021, 8:45 PM

Young Nurses Indaba Trade Union (YNITU) is calling for the boycott of coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine as it is not yet clear what it does to the body.

SA to receive 1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine this month 7 January 2021, 2:15 PM

Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has announced that the country will be receiving the first batch of vaccine this month and another next month.