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Fri, 17/09/2021 - 11:21

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.


Wed, 18/08/2021 - 14:45

Biotechnology company, Moderna, is expected to start human trials for HIV vaccines on Wednesday. The company will be using the same mRNA platform as the firm's Covid-19 vaccine.


Thu, 22/07/2021 - 09:11

Pfizer and BioNTech have struck a deal with South African company Biovac for the production of COVID-19 vaccines for the African Union. The deal will see the Cape Town-based company produce up to 100 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccines a year for distribution across Africa.


Fri, 02/07/2021 - 10:42

Citizens who are between the age of 50 and 59 are now able to register to receive their Covid-19 vaccine. The Department of Health has also said when this round of vaccinations will commence.


Fri, 02/07/2021 - 09:32

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.


Thu, 01/07/2021 - 14:03

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.


Mon, 28/06/2021 - 11:51

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.


Sat, 19/06/2021 - 14:00

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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