Over 34 000 COVID vaccines administered on Saturday

1 August 2021, 6:28 AM
The Health Department says 34 422 coronavirus vaccinations were administered on Saturday as government seeks to increase the number of shots given over weekends.
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More than 744 000 COVID-19 vaccines administered across the Western Cape 17 July 2021, 9:18 AM

The Western Cape Health Department says more than 744 000 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered across the province.

Gen X, Millennials keen to be vaccinated as one million register for COVID-19 vaccine 16 July 2021, 2:41 PM

The department of Health says one million people between the ages of 35 and 49 have registered on the Covid-19 registration website within 24 hours of the site opening. The EVDS opened yesterday for this age group to register to get vaccinated against Covid-19.

SAPS vaccination drive surpasses the 20 000 mark 15 July 2021, 7:00 PM

The South African Police Service's (SAPS) vaccination drive has surpassed the 20 000 mark with the prioritisation of operationally exposed members.

Western Cape projects a slower increase of COVID-19 cases amid third wave 15 July 2021, 3:17 PM

 The Health Ministry in the Western Cape has forecast a slower increase of COVID-19 cases compared to the second wave. Head of the department, Dr Keith Cloete, says this is while the province is in the grip of the third wave of infections.

People aged 35 to 49 can register to be vaccinated next week 9 July 2021, 9:45 AM

Acting Health Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane says from Thursday next week people aged from 35 to 49 are eligible to register to be vaccinated.

Police unions raise concerns regarding limited COVID-19 vaccines 9 July 2021, 7:13 AM

Unions representing members of the South African Police Service (SAPS) in North West have raised concerns regarding the limited vaccines available to inoculate their members across the province.

Kubayi-Ngubane to brief media on progress of government’s response to COVID-19 9 July 2021, 6:19 AM

Acting Health Minister, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, her deputy Dr Joe Phaahla and a panel of experts will on Friday morning convene a virtual media briefing on the progress of government's response to the coronavirus pandemic and the national vaccination roll-out programme.

First day of SAPS Eastern Cape vaccine drive deemed a success 8 July 2021, 5:45 PM

The Eastern Cape leg of the South African Police Services (SAPS) vaccine drive, kicked off in Gqeberha on Thursday. The aim is to vaccinate 24 000 SAPS personnel, which include police, reservists, administration staff and interns.

WC government worried public’s reluctance could hamper efforts to reach herd immunity 8 July 2021, 4:45 PM

The Western Cape will need to vaccinate 3.5 million people to reach herd immunity. The province has to date administered just over 500 000 vaccine doses, but says the reluctance in some communities may hamper their efforts.

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Vaccination rollout process for police officers and support staff in KZN delayed 8 July 2021, 11:10 AM

The rollout of the coronavirus vaccination process for police officers and support staff has been delayed in KwaZulu-Natal.

Sadtu decries failure to reach targets of vaccinating teachers 8 July 2021, 6:34 AM

Sadtu says the Department of Basic Education has failed to reach its target of vaccinating over half a million teachers and support staff against the coronavirus.

More than 400 SA church leaders vaccinated since May 7 July 2021, 8:03 AM

More than 400 clergy, church leaders and pastors have been vaccinated since the start of the second phase of the roll out campaign.

Thousands of young people admitted for COVID-19 related complications: SAMA 6 July 2021, 10:20 AM

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) has urged parents to avoid what it calls vaccine hesitancy to curb the rise in COVID-19 infections in young South Africans.

ANC Chief Whip encourages eligible citizens to get vaccinated 6 July 2021, 6:18 AM

ANC Chief Whip Pemmy Majodina has encouraged South Africans between the ages of 50 and 59 to register for COVID-19 vaccinations.

Mpumalanga faces challenges in vaccination of teachers 5 July 2021, 2:30 PM

The Mpumalanga Health Department has so far vaccinated about 30 000 of the 45 000 teachers in the province.

Delta variant rapidly spreading in Limpopo, detected in children less than 12 months 5 July 2021, 12:27 PM

Limpopo health authorities have confirmed the detection of the rapidly spreading Delta variant of the coronavirus in the province.

Over 180 000 police officers expected to be vaccinated 5 July 2021, 6:12 AM

The South African Police Service will kick off its vaccination roll-out programme for the country's police officers on Monday morning.

South Africans welcome authorisation of CoronaVac 4 July 2021, 5:30 PM

South Africans say the authorisation of the CoronaVac vaccine will bring them one step closer to returning their lives, to the way it was before the COVID-19 pandemic.

South Africans urged get vaccinated when eligible 4 July 2021, 9:01 AM

Professor of Vaccinology at the University of the Witwatersrand, Shabir Madhi, has urged all South Africans to get the COVID-19 vaccine when they are eligible, saying it will substantially reduce the chance of severe illness and hospitalisation.

Gauteng Education concerned about some educators refusing the COVID-19 vaccine 3 July 2021, 12:07 PM

The Gauteng Department of Education is concerned that over 9000 educators are refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

SAHPRA approves Sinovac’s vaccine 3 July 2021, 10:51 AM

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority, SAHPRA, has authorized Sinovac's CoronaVac vaccine for use with conditions under Section 21.

J&J vaccine provides enough efficacy against Delta variant: SAMRC 2 July 2021, 9:16 AM

Health authorities say the number of vaccinations per day has surpassed 120 000, with over 300 000 educators having received their shots.

Family of Limpopo pensioner accuse health workers of negligence at vaccine site 1 July 2021, 4:39 PM

A Limpopo family has threatened to take legal action against the Health Department after an 81 year old family member allegedly experienced complications at a vaccination site and passed away the following day

Buffalo City urges residents to adhere to lockdown regulations 1 July 2021, 7:19 AM

As the steady rise in COVID-19 cases in the Eastern Cape continues, the Buffalo City Metro Municipality is urging residents to take extra precautionary measures in preventing the spread of the virus.

AfriForum, Solidarity’s court case against SAHPRA continues on Thursday 1 July 2021, 6:21 AM

AfriForum and Solidarity will on Thursday morning continue their court action against the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA).

The early closure of schools will help increase the vaccination of teachers 29 June 2021, 1:11 PM

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says the early closure of schools will help increase the vaccination of employees in the education sector.

Journalists to receive the COVID-19 vaccine soon: SANEF 29 June 2021, 12:28 PM

SANEF's Secretary-General Mahlatse Mahlase says government has informed them that journalists will receive the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as all media houses submit information regarding their employees' age and regions where they are stationed.

Free State vaccinates 50% of educators and support staff 29 June 2021, 10:04 AM

The Free State has announced that it has managed to vaccinate 50% of its target of 32 000 educators and support staff at all the 29 centres across the province.

Miscommunication leads to slow start of second dose of Pfizer vaccine rollout in KZN 28 June 2021, 5:31 PM

The roll-out of the second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, administered to senior citizens, commenced across the country on Monday.

Minister Lindiwe Zulu is failing to protect teachers against COVID-19: ECD Centres 28 June 2021, 12:38 PM

Independent Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centres say Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu is failing to protect teachers in this sector against COVID-19.