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.
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Health department aims to vaccinate over 300 000 people per day: Kubayi 30 July 2021, 9:42 AM

Acting Health Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi says the rise in new COVID-19 cases in the Western Cape is concerning. Kubayi says while the country has reached its third wave peak with the overall numbers having decreased, the Western Cape is experiencing an increase in new infections with more than 3 400 people hospitalised.

Ramaphosa pleased with the pace of vaccination rollout programme 29 July 2021, 12:36 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa says he is satisfied with the pace of vaccination throughout the country.

Ramaphosa to visit two Gauteng vaccination sites as rollout continues 29 July 2021, 9:00 AM

President Cyril Ramaphosa will visit two vaccination sites in Gauteng on Thursday morning to assess progress in the country's vaccination programme.

SA records 17 351 new COVID-19 cases, 520 deaths 28 July 2021, 8:40 PM

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) says another 520 people have died from COVID 19 in the latest 24-hour reporting period, taking the overall official death toll to 70 908.

Limpopo launches a second vaccination site at an institution of higher learning 27 July 2021, 5:10 PM

The Health Department in Limpopo has launched a second vaccination site at an institution of higher learning. Those aged 35 and above can now visit the University of Venda in Thohoyandou to get vaccinated.

Prof Karim says lockdown level four restrictions assisted in curbing spread of COVID-19 26 July 2021, 9:42 PM

Renowned epidemiologist, Professor Salim Abdool Karim, says the implementation of level four lockdown assisted the country in lowering the number of new coronavirus cases, while keeping the economy active.

Mpumalanga government targets mining sector as COVID fight intensifies further 26 July 2021, 6:30 PM

More than 8 000 workers at Sasol are expected to be vaccinated this week ahead of the maintenance shutdown at the power station.

Government vows to ramp up its vaccination programme 26 July 2021, 7:13 AM

Government has vowed to ramp up its vaccination programme with people between the ages of 18 and 34 scheduled to start getting their vaccination from September 1.

SA’s COVID-19 positivity rate declines to 24.3% 25 July 2021, 7:20 AM

The COVID-19 positivity rate in South Africa has declined to 24.3%  with 12 056 cases new cases reported in the last 24-hour cycle. This is significantly lower than the more than 30% reported at the beginning of the month.

Northern Cape launches drive-through vaccination campaign 24 July 2021, 3:15 PM

The health department in the Northern Cape has launched a drive-through vaccination campaign. Residents who have not been inoculated yet, can get the Johnson and Johnson vaccine at the Upington Showgrounds in the comfort of their cars.

Experts say diabetics at risk of severe COVID-19, urges them not to delay seeking medical help 23 July 2021, 9:30 PM

People living with diabetes who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 should not delay in getting medical help should they develop even just a mild form of breathing difficulty.

Limpopo launches vaccination drive for social development cluster workers 23 July 2021, 3:48 PM

Limpopo has become the last province to launch the vaccine roll-out programme for workers in the Social Development Cluster.

Vaccination roll-out programme is running smoothly in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng: Kubayi 23 July 2021, 9:21 AM

Acting Health Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi says government's vaccination roll-out programme is running smoothly in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.

VIDEO: Acting Health Minister briefs the media on COVID-19 and vaccination rollout plan 23 July 2021, 7:19 AM

Acting Health Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi and Deputy Health Minister Dr Joe Phaahla will be hosting a media briefing on the progress of government’s COVID-19 and vaccination rollout plan.

Eastern Cape Social Development Department encourages workers in the sector to get vaccinated 23 July 2021, 5:34 AM

The Department of Social Development in the Eastern Cape is encouraging all workers in the sector to get vaccinated for COVID-19.

SA’s Biovac to help manufacture Pfizer/BoiNTech COVID-19 vaccine 22 July 2021, 11:09 AM

South Africa's Biovac Institute has outlined the process it will undergo to begin manufacturing the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

“No evidence suggesting COVID-19 vaccines cause death” 22 July 2021, 8:42 AM

The Progressive Health Forum says there is no evidence yet suggesting that COVID-19 vaccines are the direct cause of some fatalities.

VIDEO: Health ministry briefs parliament on SA’s vaccine roll-out programme 21 July 2021, 6:18 PM

Acting minister of health, Mmamoloko Kubayi, and deputy health minister, Dr Joe Phaahla, are addressing parliament's portfolio committee on health about the latest from the country's vaccine rollout programme.

China to make up to 10 million Sinovac vaccine doses available for SA 21 July 2021, 1:00 PM

The Numolux Group says China will make available up to 10 million doses of its Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine for South Africa.

Correctional Services launches COVID-19 vaccination roll out program 20 July 2021, 4:53 PM

Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola says he's confident that the department will be able to meet the August 10 deadline to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to over 8 000 inmates and personnel per day as set by health authorities.

Department of Health in KZN evaluates impact of protests and looting on healthcare services 20 July 2021, 11:17 AM

The Department of Health in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) is evaluating the impact of last week's unrest on the province's healthcare services and infrastructure.

Department of Correctional Services to launch COVID-19 vaccination drive for inmates and officials 20 July 2021, 8:17 AM

The Justice and Correctional Services Department will on Tuesday launch a vaccination drive roll-out programme for inmates and officials at the Medium C Prison in Johannesburg. The department says the programme will be rolled out at 90 other centres across South Africa.

Department of Health administers 220 000 vaccines in a day 20 July 2021, 6:19 AM

South Africa has administered more than 220 000 vaccines in one day. This is the first time the 200 000 mark has been exceeded in a day since the vaccination drive began in the country.

Social Development Department in Free State aims to vaccinate more than 15 000 workers 19 July 2021, 5:10 PM

The Social Development Department in the Free State is targeting more than  15 000 workers to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

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.