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.
Rhodes University makes COVID-19 vaccination mandatory 22 October 2021, 12:34 PM

Rhodes University in Makhanda, Eastern Cape, has now made COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory in order to allow all staff and students back on campus for the next academic year.

Rejection of Sputnik V vaccine by SAHPRA will not impact on vaccination roll-out: SAMA 21 October 2021, 10:52 AM

South African Medical Association (SAMA) says the rejection of Sputnik V vaccine for COVID-19 application will not have an impact on the country's vaccination roll-out programme.

Health Department reassures public vaccines are safe for younger children 20 October 2021, 9:13 AM

The Health Department is adamant that its decision to vaccinate children aged between 12 and 17 is within the law, saying it's concerned that members of the public are blowing their fears out of proportion.

Law can be used to persuade people to take COVID-19 vaccine: Justice Cameron 20 October 2021, 6:00 AM

Retired Justice of the Constitutional Court, Justice Edwin Cameron, says the law can be used to persuade those who are hesitant to take a COVID-19 vaccine.

Health Dept hopes to vaccinate 3 million 12 to 17-year-olds by mid-January 2022 19 October 2021, 9:57 PM

Children between the ages of twelve and seventeen can receive the COVID-19 vaccine from Wednesday.

Paediatric Association encourages dialogue around COVID-19 vaccines 18 October 2021, 6:40 PM

The South African Paediatric Association has encouraged healthy dialogue between parents, guardians and children over the COVID-19 vaccine.

SA reaches COVID-19 vaccination milestone 16 October 2021, 10:18 AM

South Africa has reached a vaccine milestone of over 20-million vaccinations having been administered in the country.

Govt to open COVID-9 vaccinations for ages 12-17 from October 20 15 October 2021, 9:20 AM

Health Minister Dr Joe Phaahla has announced that government is ready to start the vaccination of young people aged between 12 and 17 from October 20.

VIDEO | Health Ministry briefing on COVID-19 and vaccination rollout programme 15 October 2021, 7:37 AM

The Minister of Health Dr Joe Phaahla and Deputy Minister of Health Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo will convene a virtual media briefing on government's efforts in the fight against COVID-19 and the national vaccination rollout programme.

Universities can’t force people to be vaccinated: USAF 14 October 2021, 2:22 PM

Universities South Africa (USAF) CEO Professor Ahmed Bawa says universities can't force people to be vaccinated.

UFS wants all staff and students to be vaccinated by Feb 2022 to gain access to campus 13 October 2021, 7:27 PM

The University of the Free State (UFS) wants all its staff and students to be vaccinated and be able to provide vaccination certificates from the first of February 2022.

800 000 people have downloaded vaccination certificates: Health Department 13 October 2021, 12:05 PM

The National Department of Health says more than 800 000 people have already downloaded their vaccination certificates.

‘Too early to make COVID-19 vaccine mandatory for higher education’ 13 October 2021, 11:30 AM

Higher Health SA says it is still too early to make vaccination against COVID-19 mandatory for the higher education sector. This comes after the proposal to make vaccination mandatory for university students and staff.

Business for South Africa calls for more mobile vaccination sites across SA 13 October 2021, 10:41 AM

Social relief organisation Business for South Africa says more mobile vaccine sites are needed to reach herd immunity and to combat vaccination hesitancy.

Wits SRC opposes idea of mandatory vaccination 13 October 2021, 10:35 AM

The Wits SRC has come out strongly in opposition to the idea of mandatory vaccination. They say compelling people to vaccinate goes against people's right to choose, as enshrined in the Constitution.

Western Cape Health takes vaccination drive to minstrels 9 October 2021, 7:09 PM

COVID-19 vaccination took on a colourful theme in Mitchells Plain today as dozens of minstrels danced and shimmied their way to get vaccinated.

Tavern owners in Gqeberha embark on COVID-19 vaccination drive 9 October 2021, 5:02 PM

Licensed tavern owners at Gqeberha in the Eastern Cape have rolled up their sleeves to assist government to combat the spread of COVID-19. They have embarked on a vaccination drive to help patrons vaccinate at their premises.

Over 40% of eligible people vaccinated in the Western Cape 6 October 2021, 12:03 PM

The Western Cape Health Department says more than 40% of the eligible population in the province has been vaccinated.

More than 350 000 people vaccinated as part of Vooma Campaign 4 October 2021, 3:41 PM

The Presidency says more than 350 000 people were vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of the new Vooma Vaccination Campaign at the weekend - including Friday.

President Ramaphosa satisfied with turnout for Vooma Vaccine Campaign 1 October 2021, 7:16 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa says he is satisfied with the turnout of members of the public to be vaccinated at the DH Williams Community Hall in Katlehong in Ekurhuleni.

Pandor encourages people to take COVID-19 vaccination 1 October 2021, 5:37 PM

ANC NEC member Naledi Pandor has called on South Africans to come out in numbers and vaccinate.

Eastern Cape government concerned about decreasing COVID-19 vaccination rate 1 October 2021, 4:41 PM

The Eastern Cape government is concerned about the decreasing COVID-19  vaccination rate in the province. The O R Tambo region and Nelson Mandela Bay have been identified as hotspots of vaccination reluctance.

Lockdown level 1 could onset fourth wave of COVID-19, SAMA warns 1 October 2021, 12:46 PM

The South African Medical Association has warned that government's decision to move the country from adjusted alert level two lockdown to adjusted alert level one lockdown could make the onset of the fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic earlier than predicted.

Vooma Weekend vaccination campaign kicks-off tomorrow 30 September 2021, 9:40 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced the introduction of the Vooma Weekend vaccination campaign in the hopes of getting 16 million people vaccinated by the end of the year. It will start tomorrow.

Pop-up vaccination site at Free State SABC offices catering for surrounding areas 30 September 2021, 7:05 PM

The Free State Health Department says the pop-up vaccination site set up at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Office Park in Bloemfontein, is strategically placed to cater to people in Westdene and surrounding areas.

Gauteng has administered more than 4.5 million vaccines 29 September 2021, 4:27 PM

The Gauteng Health Department says it has successfully administered more than 4.5 million vaccines so far, with over two million fully vaccinated.

Only 10% of government’s target of 300 000 vaccines per day achieved in past 24-hours 25 September 2021, 9:13 PM

The Health Ministry says just under 30 000 people were given a vaccination in the latest 24 hour reporting period.

KZN Dept of Health launches street vaccination programme in Durban 25 September 2021, 4:21 PM

The KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Department of Health has launched the street vaccination programme in eThekwini municipality. The vaccination programme was set up on three streets in Durban for residents to access vaccines.

KZN religious leaders launch vaccine campaign in Bhambayi 25 September 2021, 9:04 AM

Religious leaders in KwaZulu-Natal have launched a campaign at Bhambayi near Phoenix that is aimed at encouraging people to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Mabuza visits Mpumalanga to monitor COVID-19 vaccine programme 23 September 2021, 11:44 AM

Deputy President, David Mabuza, and members of the inter-Ministerial Committee on COVID-19, are visiting Nkomazi in Mpumalanga to monitor government's COVID-19 vaccine rollout programme.