Ramaphosa pushes for self-reliance in vaccine production

The president says SA needs to develop the capacity to respond to pandemics that might arise in the future

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SA scientists plan AstraZeneca trial to assess effect on severe disease

The vaccine rollout was paused last week after data from a small trial showed it offered minimal protection against the Sars-CoV-2 variant

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Regulator halts bid to give VIPs early jabs

Plan was to build public confidence in vaccine but only the president and his deputy exempted

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SA’s AstraZeneca shots will go to AU at no cost to fiscus

As SA pivots to the J&J vaccine, the 1-million AstraZeneca doses will not go to waste

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D-day for first vaccinations on February 17

The government plans to begin dispensing shots to health-care workers on Wednesday after J&J's vaccine gets the green light for a  trial in health-care workers

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Vaccinations likely to start next week as J&J’s research stock bridges gap

Health-care workers will be inoculated from research stock while approval for J&J's vaccine is pending

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WATCH: Why SA stopped AstraZeneca vaccine roll-out

Wits University health & social security systems specialist Alex van den Heever talks to Business Day TV

Local firm offers Russia’s Sputnik shot to SA

Local researchers caution the  vaccine  was tested only in male volunteers and there's no clinical evidence it protects people from  new variant

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Government pivots to J&J’s vaccines and seeks more shots

It has already secured 9-million doses of J&J’s coronavirus vaccine and talks are on for 20-million more

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WATCH: ‘All our spike proteins in one basket’

Michael Avery talks to a panel about the delay in SA’s vaccine rollout

SA vaccine rollout dealt a blow

Government scrambles to rethink strategy after analysis of shortcomings in AstraZeneca shot

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Western Cape to start Covid-19 vaccination by February 15

Provinces move on plans to get shots to health--care workers as soon as possible

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Medicine prices can rise up to about 3.7%, Zweli Mkhize says

The Pharmaceutical Task Group says the industry had hoped for an increase of about 5%

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Covax delivers major vaccine boost for health workers

Covax allocates 3.1-million vaccine doses to SA in first round, which could ensure the government has enough doses to cover the 1.25-million health workers

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Vaccine registration site won’t crash, state assures healthcare workers

So far only about 38,000 of SA’s estimated 1.25-million healthcare workers have registered on the site to receive the Covid-19 vaccination

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Russian Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine is 91.6% effective

The peer-reviewed phase 3 trial results means another vaccine can join the fight against Covid-19

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