David Makhura monitors Gauteng’s vaccine drive

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By: Kaya 959 News Gauteng Premier David Makhura spent much of this week visiting vaccine sites across the province. This is part of the province’s plan to ramp up vaccinations in the fight against COVID-19. Makhura was joined by MECs Dr Nomathemba Mokgethi and Jacob Mamabolo, and Ekurhuleni Mayor Mzwandile Masina. “Government continues to implement… Continue reading David Makhura monitors Gauteng’s vaccine drive

WATCH: Anti-vaccine protests in Fourways and Cape Town

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On Saturday there were videos on social media of groups of South Africans who were protesting against vaccines and the wearing of masks in both Johannesburg and Cape Town. There was a group spotted in Fourways with placards that were reportedly saying the COVID-19 pandemic has destroyed the economy and that the death rate was… Continue reading WATCH: Anti-vaccine protests in Fourways and Cape Town

WATCH: Mzansi can’t stop laughing at police officer who’s scared of needles

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A police officer has left South Africans in stitches when a video of him getting vaccinated was shared online. The country has began its massive vaccination programme within the police force and not only our brave officers can withstand the prick of a needle. Also Read: Football legend Lucky Legwathi’s restaurant looted The video uploaded… Continue reading WATCH: Mzansi can’t stop laughing at police officer who’s scared of needles

Gauteng Health concerned over increase in new cases

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By: Kaya 959 News The Gauteng Department of Health is concerned over the spike in new Covid infections in the last week. Yesterday, South Africa recorded an increase of 9 149 new Covid cases, prompting the National Institute of Communicable Diseases to declare the country ‘technically’ in a third wave. “South Africa technically entered the… Continue reading Gauteng Health concerned over increase in new cases

Pregnant and breastfeeding women can get COVID-19 vaccine

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By: Poelano Malema Great news for pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers, you can now take the COVID-19 vaccine in consultation with your healthcare provider. The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (Sahpra) made the announcement on Thursday. The recommendations come after it was found that “pregnant women are at higher risk of severe COVID-19 compared… Continue reading Pregnant and breastfeeding women can get COVID-19 vaccine

Malema urges Ramaphosa to consider vaccines from other countries

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By: Poelano Malema Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema has questioned why the South African government has not allowed the use of the Sputnik and China’s Sinovac vaccines. Malema was giving his Freedom Day address at the Saulsville Arena in Atteridgeville, Tshwane. The Economic Freedom Fighter leader questioned why government is offering South Africans only… Continue reading Malema urges Ramaphosa to consider vaccines from other countries

SA to resume J&J vaccine programme this week

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By Kaya 959 News After a brief pause in the country’s roll out of the Covid-19 vaccine programme, Dr Zweli Mkhize announced that the Sisonke Programme will resume on Wednesday. He said the Department of Health hopes to vaccinate 500 000 healthcare workers. “I am happy to say that when Sisonke resumes, vaccination sites will… Continue reading SA to resume J&J vaccine programme this week

Here are 15 facts you need to know about the Covid vaccine

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By: Lifestyle reporter SA has vaccinated just under 300 000 front line workers and the government has confirmed that we are set to receive more batches of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and the Pfizer vaccine, both of which are said to have a higher efficacy rate in regards to the new variant. As part… Continue reading Here are 15 facts you need to know about the Covid vaccine

Second phase of COVID-19 vaccinations to start in mid-May

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BY: Poelano Malema President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that Phase 1 of the vaccination programme will be completed soon. “In the middle of February, we began Phase 1 of our vaccination programme, which involves the vaccination of health workers. This phase is on track to be completed within three months,” said Ramaphosa in his address… Continue reading Second phase of COVID-19 vaccinations to start in mid-May

More COVID-19 vaccines expected this week

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By: Kaya 959 News The Health Department says it expects to receive more doses of COVID-19 vaccines this week. A third batch of the Johnson and Johnson vaccines arrived in the country on Saturday and have been distributed. The total number of vaccines administered to health workers is now 145,544. The Department of Health says… Continue reading More COVID-19 vaccines expected this week

More than 100,000 South Africans have been vaccinated

By: Kaya 959 News The health ministry says more than one hundred thousand people have so far been given a COVID-19 vaccine in South Africa. Last month, the first batch of 80,000 vaccines from Johnson & Johnson was given to frontline workers. READ: President Ramaphosa first to receive COVID-19 vaccine The department says the vaccination… Continue reading More than 100,000 South Africans have been vaccinated

Health ministry cautious about vaccine demand

Kaya 959 News   The health ministry says one-third of the Johnson & Johnson vaccines available in the country will be allocated to the private sector over the next 14 days.   Since arriving in the country last week, the vaccines were used to vaccinate over 10,000 healthcare workers.   More than 3,000 healthcare workers… Continue reading Health ministry cautious about vaccine demand