covid-19 vaccine

  1. Jan

    Many private Covid-19 vaccination sites in South Africa are shutting down

    South Africa is shutting down many Covid-19 vaccination sites Many private Covid-19 vaccination sites in South Africa are shutting down because they are no longer financially viable. At the same time, public sites might also function at a lower capacity as the sector is shifting its attention...
  2. Hanno Labuschagne

    Moderna booster available to SA's health workers

    Moderna booster available to SA's health workers Moderna Inc.’s coronavirus vaccine will be offered as a booster to some South African health workers, who received either one or two shots of Johnson & Johnson’s inoculation as part of a vaccine trial involving almost half a million people. The...
  3. Hanno Labuschagne

    Mandatory Covid-19 vaccination or weekly testing for Investec workers

    Mandatory Covid-19 vaccination or weekly testing for Investec workers Investec Ltd. has asked its employees in South Africa to get vaccinated or subject themselves to weekly tests as the bank’s staff returns to office. Investec will require its employees to work at least three days a week from...
  4. Hanno Labuschagne

    Legal experts call for mandatory Covid-19 vaccination in SA

    Legal experts call for mandatory Covid-19 vaccination in SA Legal experts believe that government is "morally and constitutionally obliged" to legislate mandatory vaccinations, a report from City Press has stated. The report is based on comments from an online discussion hosted by the Mandela...
  5. Hanno Labuschagne

    Pfizer seeking approval for Covid-19 booster shot for adults

    Pfizer seeking approval for Covid-19 booster shot for adults Pfizer Inc. said it had asked U.S. regulators to expand access to its Covid-19 booster shot to all adults, and submitted data from a large trial showing that an additional dose is safe and highly effective at preventing infection...
  6. Hanno Labuschagne

    Apple staff will have to get Covid-19 vaccine or test frequently

    Apple staff will have to get Covid-19 vaccine or test frequently Apple Inc. will begin mandating frequent Covid-19 testing for U.S. employees who aren’t vaccinated, while letting inoculated workers get checked less often. The push, which begins next month, will apply to U.S. offices and...
  7. Hanno Labuschagne

    J&J vaccine reduces chance of getting Covid-19 infection by half - SA study

    J&J vaccine reduces chance of getting Covid-19 infection by half - SA study Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine cuts the risk of getting infected with the disease by about half, according to the latest results of a trial involving almost half a million health workers in South Africa. The vast...
  8. Hanno Labuschagne

    South Africa gets more than 2 million Covid-19 vaccines from US

    South Africa gets more than 2 million Covid-19 vaccines The U.S. will ship 2.2 million coronavirus vaccine doses to South Africa on Friday, a show of support to one of the countries that has led the push to loosen restrictions on global production and shrink the gap between wealthy and...
  9. Hanno Labuschagne

    National emergency over Covid-19 vaccination

    National emergency over Covid-19 vaccination South Africa's continued inability to reach its daily Covid-19 vaccination targets has become a national emergency, said professor of medicine at Wits University, Francois Venter. After a worryingly slow start, the country's vaccination campaign...
  10. Jan

    Some doctors are already mixing vaccines to give Johnson & Johnson booster shots against Delta variant

    Johnson & Johnson may need booster shot against Delta variant Infectious disease experts have begun weighing the need for Covid-19 booster shots for vaccines like the Johnson & Johnson jab, amidst fears that single-shot vaccines may be ineffective against the Delta variant. Despite...
  11. Jan

    Covid-19 vaccinations for people under 60 to start in Gauteng next week

    Vaccinations for people under 60 to start next week Gauteng premier David Makhura said they will start to register and vaccinate people under 60 next week. Speaking in a provincial budgetary address, Makhura said the government will start with the registration and vaccination of 50- to...
  12. Hanno Labuschagne

    South Africa will have to destroy 2 million J&J COVID-19 vaccines

    South Africa will have to destroy 2 million J&J COVID-19 vaccines South Africa's Covid-19 vaccination programme could be dealt a big blow as two million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will likely be destroyed. The vaccines have been waiting in limbo at an Aspen distribution plant in...
  13. Hanno Labuschagne

    This is how young South Africans got vaccinated without jumping queues

    This is how young South Africans got vaccinated without jumping queues Since the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines expanded to people older than 60 in South Africa, there have been complaints from government officials and the public about "queue-jumpers" — people who get vaccinated even though they...
  14. Hanno Labuschagne

    Questionable COVID-19 vaccines being sold for R7,000 on the dark web

    Questionable COVID-19 vaccines being sold for R7,000 on the dark web Cybersecurity company McAfee has warned that an increasingly high number of questionable COVID-19 vaccines and illicit proof of vaccination cards are being sold on the dark web. McAfee said its research showed that COVID-19...
  15. Hanno Labuschagne

    This is Dis-Chem's plan to provide COVID-19 vaccines in South Africa

    This is Dis-Chem's plan to provide COVID-19 vaccines in South Africa Dis-Chem will start to administer between 500 and 600 Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines per site at 11 mass vaccination sites in five provinces from Monday 24 May. Dis-Chem is planning to vaccinate around 6,000 people per day...
  16. Chris

    South Africa plans to buy Russian and Chinese COVID-19 vaccines

    South Africa plans to buy Russian and Chinese COVID-19 vaccines South Africa plans to buy Russia’s Sputnik V vaccines and shots developed by China’s Sinopharm Group Co. Ltd as it steps up efforts to tackle the coronavirus. The government will order 10 million doses of each shot, Health...
  17. Hanno Labuschagne

    Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine rollout to resume in South Africa

    Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine rollout to resume in South Africa South Africa will resume administering Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccines to healthcare workers on April 28, after putting their use on hold for two weeks due to concerns that they could be linked to blood clots. “It...
  18. Chris

    Government resumes Johnsons and Johnson vaccinations

    Government resumes Johnsons and Johnson vaccinations Government plans to resume the vaccination of healthcare workers with the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine from Wednesday. This is according to a report from Sunday newspaper Rapport, which received this information from various sources...
  19. Chris

    South Africa signs COVID-19 vaccine deal with Pfizer

    South Africa signs COVID-19 vaccine deal with Pfizer South Africa finalized a deal to receive 20 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine produced by Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE from mid-April, allowing the country to prepare for a broad roll-out of inoculations after a series of setbacks. The...
  20. Chris

    Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine approved for South Africa

    Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine approved for South Africa Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine has been approved by South African regulators for general use days after President Cyril Ramaphosa said the country will get more than 30 million doses. The South African Health Products...
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