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.
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President Cyril Ramaphosa has lauded the US for its initiative to give away another 500-million doses of vaccines as an important milestone in supporting the global community's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

More than 8 million people fully vaccinated in SA 22 September 2021, 5:50 AM

More than 8 million people are now fully vaccinated in South Africa, having received either their second dose of the two-shot Pfizer vaccine or the single-dose Johnson and Johnson shot.

Undocumented SA citizens frustrated by ID system for COVID-19 vaccinations 21 September 2021, 6:07 PM

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Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and BioNTech announced today, that phase two of its three-phased vaccine trial, has shown that its COVID-19 vaccine was safe for children aged 5 to 11.

Department of Health to present implementation plan for vaccine passports within 10 days 17 September 2021, 12:36 PM

The Department of Health says it will present an implementation plan for a COVID-19 Vaccine Passport to the National Coronavirus Command Council within ten days.

‘Making vaccination mandatory could be legally justifiable’ 17 September 2021, 11:55 AM

Constitutional law expert Professor Pierre de Vos says making vaccination mandatory could be legally justifiable in some cases.

Mandatory vaccines at UCT is not an easy debate: Vice-chancellor Mamokgethi Phakeng 17 September 2021, 9:07 AM

University of Cape Town (UCT) vice-chancellor Mamokgethi Phakeng, says the discussion around possibly implementing a policy for mandatory vaccines at UCT is not an easy debate.

VIDEO: Weekly Media Briefing on the National Vaccination Rollout 17 September 2021, 8:54 AM

Health Minister Dr. Joe Phaahla briefs the media on the national vaccination rollout. He will also visit the Free State vaccination sites to monitor the province's COVID-19 vaccine rollout programme.

Premier Makhura to lead vaccination drive in Sebokeng 17 September 2021, 6:50 AM

Gauteng Premier David Makhura will on Friday morning lead a vaccination drive in the Sebokeng District Municipality.

SAUS against mandatory vaccination at universities 15 September 2021, 2:46 PM

South African Union of Students (SAUS) says universities should not compel students to vaccinate against COVID-19.

UCT’s mandatory vaccinations proposal to be considered by its senate 15 September 2021, 8:49 AM

The University of Cape Town has confirmed that a proposal on mandatory vaccinations will be considered by its senate during a meeting on Friday.

Anti-vaxxers could be left out of important events: Health Department 14 September 2021, 7:37 AM

The Department of Health says although getting the vaccine against COVID-19 is still a personal option, those who choose not to take the vaccine, could be left out of important events.

Vaccine passports system may soon exclude those who aren’t vaccinated 13 September 2021, 7:52 PM

Vaccination is still not mandatory in South Africa although not having a vaccination certificate or passport could leave those who are not inoculated unable to attend major events and travel.

SAHPRA encourages those experiencing adverse effects of COVID-19 vaccination to report on Med Safety app 13 September 2021, 2:28 PM

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) says the reporting of adverse effects after COVID-19 vaccination has been at its lowest in South Africa compared to other countries around the world.

Hostel dwellers in KZN hesitant to take COVID-19 vaccine 13 September 2021, 12:31 PM

The uptake at the pop-up site at the SJ Smith hostel famously known as Wema, near Lamontville south of Durban, has been poor as hostel dwellers in Durban are hesitant to take the COVID-19 vaccine.

SANTACO welcomes launch of COVID-19 vaccination pop-up sites at taxi ranks 13 September 2021, 12:03 PM

The South African National Taxi Council (SANTACO) says the launch of COVID-19 vaccination pop-up sites at taxi ranks will play a major role in reducing the infection rates at these busy transport interchanges.

Health Department to address confusion around vaccination messages 13 September 2021, 11:02 AM

The Department of Health has conceded that there is confusion around the kind of messages that are being sent out to encourage people to be vaccinated.

‘There is a need for children to be vaccinated’ 12 September 2021, 10:55 AM

Head of Department of Microbiology at the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University in Pretoria, Professor Maphoshane Nchabeleng, says there is a need for children to be vaccinated.

SA children taking part in Sinovac COVID-19 trial vaccinated 11 September 2021, 7:30 AM

The first South African children taking part in the Sinovac COVID-19 trial have been vaccinated at the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University in Pretoria.

‘Digital vaccine certificates will soon be issued to fully vaccinated South Africans’ 10 September 2021, 12:08 PM

South Africa will soon begin to issue vaccine certificates to those who have been fully vaccinated.

Regulations on mandatory vaccination would be a good idea: Expert 9 September 2021, 12:40 PM

Deans of faculties of medicine at universities say their call for mandatory vaccination against the coronavirus for medical students and healthcare workers is aimed at saving lives.

Inter-Ministerial Committee on COVID-19 vaccines rollout to visit North West 9 September 2021, 5:58 AM

Deputy President David Mabuza is expected to lead the Inter-Ministerial Committee on COVID-19 vaccines rollout outreach to the North West on Thursday morning.

Government launches campaign to get more South Africans vaccinated 8 September 2021, 7:35 PM

The government is determined to get more people vaccinated against COVID-19.

LIVE | COVID-19 Vaccination social mobilisation campaign launch 8 September 2021, 9:36 AM

Deputy President David Mabuza, Minister of Sport Arts Culture Nathi Mthethwa and Health Minister Joe Phaahla will participate in the COVID-19 vaccination social mobilisation campaign launch held at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.

President Ramaphosa to address the nation in a few days’ time 8 September 2021, 7:54 AM

President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to address the nation on the relaxation of adjusted coronavirus lockdown regulations in a few days' time.

Daily COVID-19 vaccinations in SA still below government’s target 7 September 2021, 9:31 PM

The Health Ministry has released the latest coronavirus (COVI-19) vaccine data which shows the number of  COVID-19 vaccinations in South Africa is still way below the government's target of 30 000 per day.

Vaccinations numbers increase in City of Tshwane 7 September 2021, 7:02 AM

The City of Tshwane says there's been a steady increase in the number of people receiving COVID-19 vaccine in the city.

It is possible to overcome vaccine hesitancy among young people in SA: Unicef 5 September 2021, 8:22 AM

The United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) in South Africa says it is possible to overcome vaccine hesitancy, particularly among young people.

Over 25 vaccination sites operational across Western Cape on Saturday 4 September 2021, 12:18 PM

The Western Cape Health Department says at least 25 vaccination sites will be operational on Saturday across the province.

Health department can administer 300 000 – 400 000 COVID-19 vaccines per day: Phaahla 3 September 2021, 12:25 PM

Health Minister Joe Phaahla says they have enough capacity to vaccinate between 300 000 and 400 000 people per day. Phaahla was speaking on Friday at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital vaccination site.