The application for the use of the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine has been put on hold by SAHPRA after the applicant failed to provide the required data.
The Department of Health says children over 12 can get COVID-19 vaccines without parental consent. The law permits it in the Children’s Act.
According to the Department of Health, as of Friday evening, 15 October 2021, 20 124 176 vaccine vials were administered
“We ready to open up vaccination for children between 12-17 years of age, […],” Health Minister Joe Phaahla told a news conference
Children between 12 to 17 years old will be able to get their COVID-19 vaccine without their parents’ consent from 20 October.
B4SA says it’s time for mandatory vaccination policies and rewards, or else the national December vaccination target will be a lost dream.
F1 Race Director Michael Masi confirmed that South African Medical Driver Alan van der Merwe could miss some of the forthcoming races due to his decision to opt against the vaccine.
A North West municipality, embroiled in a controversial ‘whites-only’ vaccine scandal, will have its council dissolved ahead of the Local Elections.
“We can’t leave anything to chance so that’s why we are making it mandatory,” said Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins
Wits University has revealed a plan for mandatory vaccinations for staff and students. Some of the details will leave anti-vaxxers furious.
Moderna’s vaccine has been so successful, three people with a stake in the company are now amongst the wealthiest in America
While ‘COVID toe’ left many scratching their heads, a new study set out to uncover why some people develop this condition after contracting COVID-19.
“Elimination was important because we didn’t have vaccines, now we do, so we can begin to change the way we do things,” she told reporters.
Western Cape Premier Alan Winde said residents must get their first shot of vaccine by 20 October to ensure they are fully protected by December.
The Western Cape government has added an extra vaccination programme to rollout more rabies jabs to at least 70 000 animals.
Let’s hope Mogoeng Mogoeng’s next career move isn’t into the field of epidemiology – because his views on the vaccine are… unconventional.
“We regret that the UK will take this position, and we really will call on them to review this,” John Nkengasong of the Africa CDC said.
The motion to make vaccines compulsory for UCT students and staff members was passed after 83% voted in favour of it
From the ‘Best Mile High Meltdown’ to ‘Outstanding Achievement In Scapegoating’, here are the nominees for the 2021 ‘Pandemmys’.
Health Minister Joe Phaahla said on Friday that government’s proposal to issue vaccine passports won’t limit anyone’s freedom of movement.
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says it is unconstitutional for companies to force employees to vaccinate against COVID-19.
A complaint was laid by someone who claimed they were asked to pay R100 for a vaccine certificate at Dis-Chem
The South African Students Congress (SASCO) says it is against forced COVID-19 vaccinations and students should have freedom of choice.
The Department of Health reported on Wednesday 15 September that a further 166 people have died from COVID-19 over the past 24-hours,