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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Parliament’s Education Committee calls for vaccination of school general workers 26 June 2021, 7:29 AM

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First day of vaccination went well in the basic education sector across the country 24 June 2021, 12:29 PM

The Department of Basic Education is satisfied with the first day of the vaccination programme in the basic education sector across the country

Vaccination programme poorly planned and implemented: Denosa 24 June 2021, 9:37 AM

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Naptosa calls “anti-vaxers” to reconsider the vaccine’s safety 24 June 2021, 7:15 AM

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KZN teachers heed call to get vaccinated 23 June 2021, 5:40 PM

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Northern Cape Education Department confident it will meet its vaccination target 23 June 2021, 2:50 PM

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Sadtu concerned but satisfied with teacher vaccination rollout 23 June 2021, 9:00 AM

The South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) has expressed satisfaction with the Basic Education Department's vaccine rollout programme in the sector.

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KZN’s Education Department slams claims of lack of information on vaccination sites 23 June 2021, 6:43 AM

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Kliprand community vaccinations rescheduled after increase in COVID-19 infections 20 June 2021, 9:23 AM

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More than 2 137 000 vaccine doses administered in SA: Health Ministry 19 June 2021, 9:50 PM

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Teachers’ unions welcome DBE’s plan to vaccinate teachers from Wednesday 19 June 2021, 6:15 PM

Teachers Union, Sadtu , has welcomed Basic Education's announcement that teachers and support staff will be vaccinated starting from this Wednesday.

Eastern Cape government concerned about low turnout for vaccinations in rural areas 19 June 2021, 11:32 AM

The Eastern Cape government is concerned about the low turnout of the elderly for vaccinations in remote rural areas. Ngqeleni area in the Nyandeni municipality has a low rate of registration.

Easter Cape Education Department plan to vaccinate at least 72 000 educators 19 June 2021, 8:45 AM

The Eastern Cape Education Department plans to vaccinate at least 72 000 educators as part of its vaccine roll out as the infection rate continues to rise in the province.

Military Health Service roped in to assist Gauteng as COVID-19 positive cases increase 18 June 2021, 9:04 AM

Acting Health Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane says the Military Health Service has been roped in to assist the sector in preparing for further increases in coronavirus cases across Gauteng.

Gauteng accepting walk-ins for all people over 60 at COVID-19 vaccination sites 17 June 2021, 5:40 AM

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Vaccine shortage posing dire challenge for South Africa roll-out: Karim 14 June 2021, 11:40 AM

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Contaminated J&J vaccines will not be released: Sahpra 14 June 2021, 7:22 AM

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