covid-19 vaccines

  1. Jan

    Covid-19 booster shots recommended for the immunocompromised in South Africa

    Covid-19 booster shots in South Africa Health Minister, Dr Joe Phaahla, has announced that the Ministerial Advisory Committee (MAC) on Covid-19 Vaccines has advised that additional doses be given to individuals with compromised immunity. This includes those who are on long-term oral steroid...
  2. Jan

    Government ready to start vaccinating children older than 12 in South Africa

    Covid-19 vaccinations for children older than 12 in South Africa The South African government is ready to begin vaccinating children older than 12 from 20 October 2021, health minister Joe Phaahla has announced. Phaahla said that the Ministerial Advisory Committee on vaccines recommended that...
  3. Jan

    Can't download your vaccination certificate because EVDS details are wrong? You must go back to the vaccination site

    South Africans struggling to download Covid-19 vaccination certificates — what you must do South Africans whose personal data was not captured correctly in the EVDS must return to the vaccination site to correct it.
  4. Jan

    584,074 vaccine certificates downloaded by Sunday

    This is how many vaccine certificates were issued last week Over half a million digital Covid-19 vaccine certificates were issued in South Africa less than two days after being launched. This was revealed to MyBroadband by deputy director-general at the National Department of Health, Nicholas...
  5. Jan

    Cheapest flights from South Africa to the UK compared

    Flights from South Africa to the UK — cheapest prices compared The cheapest flights from OR Tambo International in Johannesburg to London Heathrow are currently available from Dutch airline KLM but includes an almost six-hour layover in Amsterdam, a MyBroadband comparison has found. We...
  6. Jan

    UK recognises South Africa's proof of vaccination

    South Africa removed from UK travel red list — proof of vaccination recognised The United Kingdom has removed South Africa and 46 other countries from its red list for travel. Grant Shapps, transport secretary for the UK, said that these destinations would be removed from the red list on...
  7. Jan

    South Africa's Covid-19 vaccine certificate system is live

    Covid-19 vaccine certificate for South Africa launched South Africans vaccinated against Covid-19 can now download their vaccine certificate from a new website launched by the National Department of Health. The South African Covid-19 Vaccine Certificate System went live on Tuesday afternoon.
  8. Jan

    Government steering South Africa into hard lockdown over December

    Dire Covid-19 warning — South Africa heading for hard lockdown over December Permitting large gatherings under the adjusted level 1 lockdown could result in the fourth wave of Covid-19 cases hitting South Africa earlier than anticipated, and the country being placed under hard lockdown during...
  9. Jan

    Ramaphosa reveals plans and gives reasons for Covid-19 vaccine certificate

    Vaccine certificate for South Africa — where you will need it The Department of Health will soon roll out a secure and verifiable proof of vaccination for South Africa, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced in his address to the nation on Thursday evening. “This certificate can be used to...
  10. Jan

    Lockdown Alert Level 1 confirmed - size of gatherings significantly increased

    Ramaphosa announces level 1 lockdown for South Africa — big increase in size of gatherings President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that South Africa will move to adjusted Covid-19 lockdown Alert Level 1 from Friday. The president explained the third wave of Covid-19 infections lasted more than...
  11. Jan

    South Africa's Covid-19 vaccination rate is tanking

    South Africa's Covid-19 vaccination rate nosedives South Africa’s daily Covid-19 vaccination rate plunged this week, indicating that the inoculation drive may be losing steam amid criticism of a lack of information about the shots among more remote and impoverished communities.
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    Study finds Pfizer vaccine is safe for children

    Study finds Pfizer vaccine is safe for children Pfizer Inc. and partner BioNTech SE said their Covid-19 vaccine was safe and produced strong antibody responses in children ages 5 to 11 in a large-scale trial, findings that could pave the way to begin vaccinating grade-school kids within months...
  13. Jan

    South Africa's third wave should officially be over this week

    Good news about Covid–19 third wave in South Africa South Africa should exit its third wave of Covid–19 this week if the current downward trend in new cases and hospitalisations continues, says CSIR senior researcher Ridhwaan Suliman. In his weekly analysis of South Africa’s Covid–19...
  14. Jan

    Vaccinations key to fixing South African economy - Pepkor CEO

    Get vaccinated and help fix South Africa's jobs crisis — Pepkor CEO South Africa’s largest clothing retailer sees a successful Covid-19 vaccination rollout as key to reopening the economy and adding new stores, helping to address the world’s highest unemployment rate. “If we get people...
  15. Jan

    Companies with mandatory Covid-19 vaccination policies

    The South African companies mandating Covid-19 vaccines In recent weeks, several major South African companies announced plans to implement mandatory vaccination policies for their staff or people who use their premises. This comes after labour minister Thulas Nxesi gazetted a directive on...
  16. Jan

    Companies giving rewards for getting vaccinated in South Africa

    The rewards for getting vaccinated in South Africa Several South African businesses and government entities are rewarding people for getting vaccinated against Covid-19. While the debate over mandatory vaccination policies aimed at restricting the movement of unvaccinated people rages on, many...
  17. Jan

    Fight brewing over vaccine passports in South Africa

    Vaccination passport for South Africa is a bad idea — economist Using a vaccine passport to restrict people’s access to public places in South Africa is a bad idea, says Efficient Group chief economist Dawie Roodt. Roodt told Mail & Guardian that individuals should be able to decide whether...
  18. Jan

    Sahpra approves Pfizer vaccine for South African teenagers

    Pfizer vaccine approved for teenagers in South Africa South Africa approved Pfizer Inc.’s vaccine for use for children aged 12 and over, a boost to the country’s immunization program. "This was as a consequence of the review of updated safety and efficacy information submitted as conditions of...
  19. Jan

    Digital Covid-19 vaccine passport for South Africa launching "in just over a week"

    South Africa's digital Covid-19 vaccine passport launching this month Health minister Joe Phaahla has confirmed that the government will launch a digital Covid-19 vaccine certificate—sometimes referred to as a vaccine passport—in "just over a week". This comes after the department's acting...
  20. Jan

    Coronavac approved for trial on children in South Africa

    Chinese Covid-19 vaccine to be tested on children in South Africa South Africa will participate in a study that will trial the use of Chinese company Sinovac's vaccine in children and adolescents, Reuters has reported. On Thursday, the company and its South African partner Numolux announced...