Healthcare workers who participated in the Sisonke study at the beginning of the year will be eligible for booster shots from Monday.
Spokesperson for the Department of Health, Foster Mohale says they will keep the public informed on when they will be eligible for a booster shot.
Mohale says only healthcare workers who participated in the first study will be eligible for the current booster shots.
“The Department of Health, together with the Medical Research Council, will next week Monday commence with the inoculation of almost 500 000 healthcare workers with a booster shot of J&J under Sisonke Study 2. This is merely targeting all the healthcare workers that received their J& J dose through the Sisonke Study 1, during the period between February and May this year. Sisonke booster vaccines will be offered at selected sites, that will be announced, across the country,” says Mohale.
Health workers who have received a dose of JNJ vaccine through the Sisonke study will receive booster shots. If you have received the JNJ #vaccine outside the Sisonke study you do not qualify to receive the booster shot #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/T5LPZIRQ80
— Department of Health (@HealthZA) November 5, 2021
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