BioNtech has kicked off a trial of its COVID-19 vaccine for children and adolescents in South Africa as part of a global Phase 3 study. The study involves fourteen 14 000 children from across the world and 2000 of them are from South Africa.
Health regulator, SAPHRA, is calling on all members of the public to report any side effects experienced after inoculation through official channels. Here's how members of the public can go about doing it.
With a whole bunch of fake news stories floating around when it comes to the vaccine, it's important to outline the facts. Now, a study has confirmed that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine can protect against death and hospitalisation as a result of Covid-19.
Discovery Life's CEO Riaan van Reenen says that clients with new policies who choose not to get vaccinated may be subject to higher insurance premiums due to the increased risk.
South Africa will receive a donation of Pfizer vaccines on Saturday from the United States of America (USA). The Department of Health has confirmed the arrival of the vaccines this week. Read further for more details.
The Department of Health announced on Friday morning when registrations for the vaccinations of the 35 to 49 age groups will begin. They also gave insight into when these vaccinations will commence.
Using findings from the Sisonke vaccine trials, the South African Medical Research Council has said that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is effective against variants of Covid-19. They've also found that only 1% of healthcare workers got infected with Covid after being vaccinated.
South Africa's Health Products Regulatory Authority, also known as SAHPRA, says it is currently in the process of speeding up it's approval of the vaccines that are currently under review.
We now have a clear idea of when vaccinations for the 50-59 year old individuals in the country will begin. Registrations for this portion of the vaccine rollout will start this week.
Many have voiced their opinions that the third wave of COVID-19 may be worse than the first and second wave.
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Although President Cyril Ramaphosa recently said the country would soon have standardized proof of vaccination to facilitate travel, access to establishments. The digital vaccine certificate is yet to be made publicly available until later this week.
President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his last Covid-19 address, said further information would still be provided on how vaccine passports can be used as evidence of vaccination for various purposes and events. New developments have since emerged regarding the issue of vaccine certificates.
South Africans travelling to the United Kindom (UK) have been met with travel ban restrictions due to Covid-19 concerns. President Cyril Ramaphosa was subsequently advised to speak to the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson to remove the country from its red list and new developments have emerged since then.