The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority are satisfied that the J&J vaccine poses minimal risk to the public.
SAHPRA recommended that the Sisonke Study, which provides healthcare workers with the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, should be resumed.
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said that the registration for the vaccine was in preparation for the next phase of the vaccine rollout program, which begins on 17 May
During his visit to Durban Port, President Ramaphosa assured the public of government’s objective “to protect the lives of South Africans”.
“The South African government has failed spectacularly thus far to procure a variety of vaccines in bulk”.
One of SA’s top thrombosis experts has slammed the decision to pause the Johnson & Johnson vaccine rollout in South Africa – branding the move ‘irritating’.
Over the past week or so, concerns about COVID-19 vaccines and their links to fatal blood clots have been flagged. However, you’re more likely to be hit by lightning…
“I’m not for the lockdown at all, but I don’t think the government has any other choice,” said one media professional.
The health department revised the vaccination strategy to target “the most pressing public health and economic relief”.
A number of countries have already gotten the ball rolling and will soon be issuing vaccination passports, which would help citizens travel internationally
In six of the last 17 days, South Africa has failed to register a single vaccine dose – and the drive to jab the population has stalled yet again.
High seroprevalence could provide a measure of protection against the third wave.
The vaccine rollout in Victoria Falls began on Sunday, 21 March.
A well-oiled propaganda machine.
South Africa’s vaccine rollout has gone from bad, to worse, to… well, whatever the hell this is. Not a single jab was given out over the long weekend.
Cyril Ramaphosa has tried to defend South Africa’s slow vaccine rollout on Sunday – and his political opponents remain highly doubtful.
He’s started Human Rights Day with fire in his belly – and John Steenhuisen believes the ANC’s latest failure is ‘their worst one yet’.
There are concerns over the pace at which the COVID-19 vaccines are being administered to healthcare workers in the country
According to its CEO, Shoprite would seriously consider purchasing its own vaccines to speed-up the rollout process in SA.
Some healthcare workers in South Africa have experienced side-effects after getting the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
According to the vaccination calculator, it will take a little more than 18 years to vaccinate 67% of South Africa’s population at the current rate.
South Africa’s luck with the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out appears to be non-existent – and expectations about delivery may now have to be lowered.
A diplomatic row might be brewing between South Africa and the USA, after pharmaceutical giants asked Joe Biden to intervene on a vaccine patent debate.