Limpopo Health encourages travellers to use vaccination points at roadblocks

19 December 2021, 3:10 PM
The Limpopo Health department says it's on high alert as travellers make their way to the province for the festive season. This time last year, the province saw a rise in COVID-19 infections, with authorities blaming the spike on inter-provincial movement.
No evidence that any deaths can be attributed to COVID-19 vaccines: SAHPRA 1 September 2021, 2:48 PM

The CEO of the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA), Tumi Semete, says there is no evidence that any deaths can be attributed to COVID-19 vaccines.

KZN Legislature urges eligible citizens to get vaccinated 30 August 2021, 11:05 AM

The KwaZulu-Natal Legislature is appealing to South Africans aged 18 and older to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Contralesa calls on men to take COVID-19 vaccine 30 August 2021, 8:49 AM

The Congress of Traditional Leaders of South Africa (Contralesa) is urging men to take the COVID-19 vaccine.

COVID-19 vaccine benefits outweigh risks: Expert 29 August 2021, 10:59 AM

National Immunisation Safety Expert Hannelie Meyer says despite reports that the effectiveness of some COVID-19 vaccines could decline over time, it remains important for people to get a level of immunity against the coronavirus.

Western Cape Health Department exceeds vaccine targets 28 August 2021, 12:50 PM

The Western Cape Department of Health says it is exceeding its weekly target of COVID-19 vaccinations.

More people expected to vaccinate at the SABC’s head office in Auckland Park 28 August 2021, 11:12 AM

Scores of Joburgers have braved the cold weather to get their COVID-19 vaccine at the SABC head office in Auckland Park in Johannesburg. Saturday marks the last day of the three-day SABC vaccine drive.

Limpopo Health working towards access to COVID-19 vaccines in rural areas: Ramathuba 28 August 2021, 10:50 AM

Limpopo Health MEC Phophi Ramathuba says her department is working to ensure that all people in rural areas have access to COVID-19 vaccinations.

Health Minister confident govt will secure enough vaccines for SA’s population 27 August 2021, 11:25 AM

Health Minister Dr Joe Phaahla has expressed confidence in government's ability to continue securing and delivering enough COVID-19 vaccines to the population.

LIVE | Health Ministry media briefing on efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic 27 August 2021, 7:35 AM

Minister of Health Dr. Joe Phaahla together with the Deputy Minister Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo and a panel of experts, convene a media briefing on government efforts in the fight against COVID-19 and  the vaccine rollout programme.

Aspen aims to produce its own COVID-19 vaccine 26 August 2021, 7:12 PM

Pharmaceutical company, Aspen, says its ultimate goal is to secure a licence to produce its own vaccine. Aspen says this will ensure control of the production and distribution of the vaccine, especially to African countries, which are in dire need.

Traditional leaders in Eastern Cape believe information will mitigate vaccine hesitancy among rural men 26 August 2021, 6:14 PM

Traditional leaders in some rural parts of the Eastern Cape are calling on government to provide more information on vaccinations for rural people. They believe this will stop vaccine hesitancy amongst men.

Western Cape Health Minister pleas to members of the public to get vaccinated 26 August 2021, 2:35 PM

Western Cape Health Minister Doctor Nomafrench Mbombo has made an impassioned plea to members of the public to get vaccinated and not to allow fake messages to persuade them to take a stand against vaccinations.

Vaccine hesitancy stems from lack of information: Psychologist 26 August 2021, 1:10 PM

Psychologists say vaccine hesitancy stems from several factors including a lack of information.

Health Department getting closer to vaccination target 25 August 2021, 7:27 AM

The Health Department is edging closer to government's target to vaccinate 300 000 people every day, with the latest data showing that almost 267 000 people were given a jab in the most recent 24-hour reporting period.

High vaccination rate will help prevent high levels of fatalities: Prof Karim 23 August 2021, 12:17 PM

Renowned epidemiologist, Professor Salim Abdool Karim, has emphasized the importance of South Africa reaching a high vaccination rate, saying it will help prevent high levels of fatalities during a fourth wave of infections.

Free State Health visit entertainment spots to encourage young people to vaccinate 21 August 2021, 6:09 PM

More than 150 young people have been vaccinated at a car wash in Bloemfontein. They received the single dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine.

There are lasting effects being found guilty of not wearing a Mask: Legal expert 20 August 2021, 11:56 AM

Paying an admission of guilt fine for not wearing a mask in public, will result in the offender getting a 10-year criminal record.

COVID-19 infections increasing despite third wave downward turn: Phaahla 20 August 2021, 10:27 AM

Health Minister Dr Joe Phaahla says coronavirus infections in the country have increased by 18.2% in the last seven days. Phaahla told the media in Pretoria that while they remain concerned about the curve picking up, they are, however, encouraged by a drop in hospital admissions.

LIVE | Health Ministry media briefing on efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic 20 August 2021, 7:26 AM

The newly-appointed Minister of Health Dr Joe Phaahla together with Deputy Minister Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo and a panel of experts convene a media briefing on government's efforts in the fight against COVID-19 and the vaccination programme.

Tough times ahead as SA anticipates fourth COVID-19 wave 19 August 2021, 2:20 PM

South Africans have been warned to brace themselves for tough times. This as the country anticipates the fourth wave of the ongoing deadly COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 vaccinations opened for 18-year-old and older from Friday 19 August 2021, 1:27 PM

People who are 18-years and older will be eligible to get their COVID-19 vaccinations from Friday, August 20.

Western Cape sees early signs of declining COVID-19 cases 19 August 2021, 12:34 PM

Western Cape Health authorities say it is seeing early signs of a decrease in the number of COVID-19 infections and hospitalisations in the province.

Action to be taken against medical professionals who spread misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines 19 August 2021, 11:22 AM

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) says disciplinary action will be taken against medical professionals who spread misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines without scientific proof.

Poor communication driving COVID-19 vaccination hesitancy: GCIS 19 August 2021, 9:00 AM

Poor communication in raising awareness about COVID-19 vaccines is driving vaccination hesitancy. Government has set a target of administering at least a million doses every three days. However, the numbers are dropping to below 200 000, despite the governments efforts to have more people inoculated by adding more vaccination sites.

Security company in the North West accused of vaccine discrimination 18 August 2021, 4:33 PM

Employees of Tyeks Security Services at Ganyesa in the North West are accusing their employer of vaccine discrimination.

Number of daily COVID-19 vaccinations increasing again: Health Department 18 August 2021, 10:45 AM

The Health Department's Deputy Director-General Dr Nicholas Crisp says the number of daily COVID-19 vaccinations in the country has increased again after earlier concerns that it was declining.

The Health Department is ready to vaccinate people younger than 35: Crisp 18 August 2021, 8:50 AM

The Health Department's Deputy Director-General Nicholas Crisp says the health sector is prepared to begin vaccinating young people in the 18 to 35 years age group immediately.

Residents in Free State town urge government to open more vaccination sites 17 August 2021, 9:20 PM

Some residents in Tweespruit in the Free State are appealing to government to open more vaccination sites in the area.

Western Cape launches mass vaccination site at Athlone Stadium 17 August 2021, 10:19 AM

The Western Cape Health Department says the official launch of the Athlone Stadium mass vaccination site on Tuesday is key in ensuring equity in access to vaccination. 

SA’s second hospitality vaccination site opened at Wild Coast Sun 17 August 2021, 9:45 AM

The country's second hospitality vaccination site has opened at the Wild Coast Sun in the Eastern Cape. The aim is to assist government to ramp up the vaccination numbers and to ensure that the hospitality sector recovers from the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.