Vaccination of Gauteng’s law enforcement personnel to start on July 1

24 June 2021, 1:19 PM
Gauteng Premier David Makhura says the vaccination of law enforcement personnel will start from July 1. He was speaking while presenting his office's budget vote during a virtual sitting of the Gauteng Legislature.
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Government will not meet COVID-19 vaccination target: EFF 14 May 2021, 11:01 AM

The EFF has told Health Minister Zweli Mkhize that government's target to vaccinate 67% of the population against COVID-19 remains a pipe dream.

Eastern Cape Premier calls on residents over 60 to register for COVID-19 vaccination 14 May 2021, 7:01 AM

Eastern Cape Premier Oscar Mabuyane has urged residents of the province who are over the age of 60 and those with co-morbidities to register for the COVID-19 vaccination.

Vaccine supply crunch adds to risk of COVID-19 resurgence: WHO-AFRO 13 May 2021, 9:20 AM

WHO-AFRO says delays and shortages of vaccine supplies are driving African countries to slip further behind the rest of the world in the COVID-19 vaccine roll out. The continent now accounts for only 1% of the vaccines administered worldwide, down from 2% a few weeks ago.

Vaccines should be ‘a global public good’: Ramaphosa 10 May 2021, 12:06 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on civil society organisations to mobilise international support for wider access to technologies needed to produce vaccines and medicines.

Private EMRS personnel raise concerns about not being prioritised for COVID-19 vaccines 9 May 2021, 8:07 PM

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect communities worldwide, the exposure of Emergency Medical and Rescue Services (EMRS) to the virus has raised many concerns.

WHO stresses importance of providing COVID-19 vaccines to African societies 8 May 2021, 1:31 PM

The World Health Organisation has emphasized the importance of ensuring societies across Africa be provided with coronavirus vaccines in efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Govt to ensure COVID-19 vaccinations reach healthcare workers in rural areas: SAMRC 4 May 2021, 6:41 AM

The South African Medical Research Council says government is working to ensure more coronavirus vaccinations will reach healthcare workers in rural areas.

Ramathuba says the Limpopo province aims to vaccinate 59 000 health workers 3 May 2021, 5:17 PM

The Limpopo Department of Health resumed the COVID-19 vaccination program last week after it was halted last month for safety concerns.

Western Cape is geared to continue with the COVID-19 vaccination programme – Dlodlo 3 May 2021, 2:39 PM

State Security Minister, Ayanda Dlodlo, says the Western Cape is geared to continue with the Covid-19 vaccination programme for both health care workers and the general population when the country starts its second phase of vaccinations later this month.

SAMRC strengthens its vaccine safety monitoring 3 May 2021, 9:44 AM

The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) says they have strengthened their vaccine safety monitoring in line with the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) regulations.

Pfizer vaccine arrives at the OR Tambo Airport 3 May 2021, 5:55 AM

The first batch of more than 325 000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine arrived at the OR Tambo Airport late on Sunday night.

J&J vaccine recipients will be informed of possibility of blood clots developing 28 April 2021, 9:39 AM

The South African Health Products Authority (SAHPRA) says recipients of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine will be informed of the possibility of extremely rare blood clots developing, once the injection is administered.

Govt to resume the use of J&J vaccine on Wednesday 26 April 2021, 8:01 AM

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has confirmed that government will resume the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in its Sisonke trial on Wednesday.

Alan Winde encourages citizens to register for COVID-19 vaccination 22 April 2021, 3:01 PM

Western Cape Premier, Alan Winde, has called on members of the public to register for the vaccine roll out via online platforms.

Limpopo launches electronic registration for COVID-19 vaccine 21 April 2021, 5:30 PM

Limpopo premier Stan Mathabatha has launched the electronic registration for COVID-19 vaccine for elderly citizens from 60 years and above.

Work on COVID-19 Compensation Fund kicks off 20 April 2021, 5:38 AM

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says work to establish a No-Fault Compensation Fund has started. Once established, the fund will deal with medical complaints linked to COVID-19 vaccines.

There was no need for South Africa to suspend J&J vaccine rollout: SAMA 19 April 2021, 8:24 AM

The South African Medical Association says there was no need for the Johnson and Johnson coronavirus vaccine programme to be suspended in South Africa.

SAHPRA expects government to lift suspension of J&J vaccine rollout later this week 18 April 2021, 4:46 PM

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) says it expects government to lift the pause on the rollout of the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine in the country later this week.  

SAHPRA recommends lifting of J&J vaccine pause after some conditions 18 April 2021, 6:41 AM

Strengthened screening and monitoring of participants, who are at high risk of a blood clotting disorder, are among the conditions the regulator says should be met before South Africa resumes the administering of the vaccine.

J&J scientists refute ‘class effect’ to blame for clots in those who got its COVID-19 vaccine 17 April 2021, 11:25 AM

Scientists at Johnson & Johnson on Friday refuted an assertion in a major medical journal that the design of their COVID-19 vaccine, which is similar AstraZeneca’s, may explain why both have been linked to very rare brain blood clots in some vaccine recipients.

Govt aims to vaccinate 250 000 people per day 17 April 2021, 7:19 AM

Government says it aims to eventually vaccinate 250 000 people per day at various sites.

Business backs government’s vaccine rollout plan 16 April 2021, 5:38 PM

Business for South Africa says the country's business sector has been mobilised to assist the government with resources to strengthen and speed up phase 2 of the vaccination rollout programme.

Together we will move further faster, says Business for SA as Phase 2 vaccine registration starts 16 April 2021, 1:06 PM

Business for South Africa says the country's business sector has been mobilised to assist government with resources, to strengthen and speed up phase two of the vaccination rollout programme.

Phase 2 vaccine registration opens today 16 April 2021, 6:02 AM

Essential workers, persons in congregate settings, people over 60 years and those over 18 years with comorbidities will receive the shots in the second round of vaccinations.

Political parties react to the halting of Johnson& Johnson vaccine rollout 15 April 2021, 4:04 PM

The Freedom Front Plus (FF Plus) is calling on health workers who have already received their dose of the Johnson& Johnson vaccine to be closely monitored.

Africa CDC says it’s monitoring US, SA J&J vaccine updates following pause 15 April 2021, 1:00 PM

Africa CDC says it continues to recommend the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine to countries across the continent - as the jab's benefits outweigh the risks.

J&J refusing to sign off on supply of 20 million COVID-19 vaccine doses: Mkhize 14 April 2021, 12:22 PM

Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has told Parliament that Johnson and Johnson is refusing to sign off the supply of a further 20 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine unless it receives a letter from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) endorsing the local investment it has made in Aspen pharmaceuticals. 

Probe under way to determine possibility of blood clots being caused by J&J COVID-19 vaccine 14 April 2021, 11:36 AM

The Co-Chair of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on COVID-19, Barry Schoub, has sought to explain potential reasons behind the rare occurrence of blood clots forming - following the administering of a vaccine.  

Halting of J&J COVID-19 vaccine rollout due to extreme safety precautions: SAHPRA 14 April 2021, 10:33 AM

Chairperson of the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA), Professor Helen Rees, says the decision to halt the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine rollout is due to extreme safety precautions in the country.

SAMA welcomes halt of J&J COVID-19 vaccine rollout 14 April 2021, 8:33 AM

The South African Medical Association has welcomed Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize's decision to temporarily halt the rollout of the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine while investigations into reports of rare blood clotting continue.