SA universities weigh mandatory jabs for staff and students

Move could put higher education institutions and trade unions on a collision course if it goes ahead

Sinovac’s partner says talks are under way to set up SA vaccine production facility

Clinical trial on children is a precursor to setting up SA vaccine manufacturing facility, says Numolux CEO Hilton Klein

Sinovac set to launch phase 3 trial of Covid-19 vaccine in children in SA

China has administered about 60-million doses to 40-million children, and has found it to be very safe, the trial’s principal co-ordinator for SA Sanet ...

Sanlam mandates vaccinations but will not fire workers who refuse jab

CEO Paul Hanratty says the policy will take effect from January 1 ‘so staff have plenty of time to get  their shots’

Covid-19 vaccines offer strong protection to healthcare workers and elderly, Western Cape data show

The risk of death from Covid-19 is 3.3 times higher among unvaccinated public-sector healthcare workers compared to vaccinated staff

Covax slashes vaccine delivery target

Vaccine deliveries to  poorer countries will fall short of 2-billion target to deliver jabs

Medical deans call for mandatory jabs for healthcare students and workers

Compulsory vaccination for the sector is ‘a moral imperative’ as healthcare workers are at particularly high risk of contracting the virus, academics say

Health department supports mandatory vaccinations for some industries

But acting director-general Nicholas Crisp says forcing vaccination by law is the wrong approach

Lockdown level 3 may soon be eased as cases decline, Joe Phaahla says

The health minister says the government is not oblivious to the pressure for eased restrictions

Nicholas Crisp appointed as acting health director-general

Crisp says he has been asked to 'hold the fort' for a minimum of 10 days

SA deaths aren’t linked to Covid-19 vaccines, regulator says

Sahpra says there is no evidence of a causal link between coronavirus vaccines and the deaths reported among people who had recently received the shots

State considers vaccine passports for businesses and public amenities

Health minister Joe Phaahla  ‘quite certain’ mandatory jabs ahead once SA has attained sufficient vaccine coverage

Experimental HIV vaccine fails to protect Southern African women

J&J trial vaccine, which uses the same technology as successful shots against Covid-19 and Ebola, cut the risk of infection by just 25.2%, a rate too low to ...

Covid-19 origin tracing is now ‘a farce’, China’s ambassador to SA says

Chen Xiaodong says some US politicians are obsessed with stigmatising Covid-19 by associating it with certain countries and places

SA scientists keep tabs on new Covid-19 variant detected in all provinces

Scientists talk about ‘concerning mutations’ of newly identified variant

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