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Coronavirus - South Africa: Health Department responds to reports on Vaccination and Women’s Health

COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective against severe illness, and immunising women of reproductive age is important

The Department of Health has noted with concern the public statements made by individuals and stakeholders including the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) which issued a media statement on 17 January 2022, titled “Warning Against Imposing Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccination on Employees and Students”. The Department respects the freedom of expression by…

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Coronavirus - South Africa: Health urges people to report vaccine adverse events

Each province and district have allocated persons who are responsible for investigating severe and serious adverse events following immunisation within 48 hours

The Department of Health has noted with concern a video clip circulating on social media platforms depicting a male patient suffering from what looks like a throat cancer, claiming this to be the result of a COVID-19 vaccine. The Department would like to remind and call upon all people who…

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Coronavirus - South Africa: Health on border post COVID-19 vaccination sites

These pop-up vaccination sites are part of department’s broader outreach strategy meant to take health services closer to the people to reduce transport costs and time

The Presidency, and the Departments of Health and Transport, together with Clinical operator Vikelizizwe, have been working together to take vaccination services through pop-up vaccination sites, to the people during the festive season targeting people travelling along major routes and cross border. These pop-up vaccination sites are part of department’s…

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Coronavirus - South Africa: Health Department records COVID-19 deaths backlog

Provinces like the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal account to 476 historical combined deaths in patients with documented SARS-Cov-2 infection

The Department of Health has today recorded over 500 COVID-19 deaths due to going audit exercise conducted by provinces across the country to address a backlog of COVID-19 mortality and new cases. Out of 551 deaths recorded today, only 45 have occurred in the past 48 hours. Provinces like the…

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Coronavirus - South Africa: Health on implementation of COVID-19 vaccine booster doses

From 24th December 2021 the National Vaccination Programme will provide J&J booster vaccinations to anyone who received their last dose at least 2 months prior

The Department of Health is pleased to announce the details of the implementation of booster doses for the COVID-19 vaccines in use in the country. The regulator, the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) approved the use of Pfizer vaccine as a booster of the primary Pfizer vaccine two…

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Coronavirus: Joint statement on results of Russian-South African Scientific Mission to study features of new coronavirus infection

The participants of the joint mission discussed the features of a new coronavirus infection caused by the omicron strain and its impact on the spread of infection, the severity of the clinical course, medical care and vaccination

Russian-South African scientific mission to study the clinical and epidemiological characteristics of the new coronavirus infection caused by the genetic variant omicron (hereinafter referred to as the Mission) was organized in accordance with the agreement between the presidents of Russia and the Republic of South Africa and took place in South Africa…

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Health Director General Buthelezi back at work

This follows the release of the Special Investigating Unit Report into the Digital Vibes contract in which a number of officials were implicated, including Dr Buthelezi

The Ministry of Health would like to announce the reinstatement of the Director General, Dr Sandile Buthelezi back to his role as the Accounting Officer of the National Department of Health with effect from Monday, 29 November 2021. This follows the release of the Special Investigating Unit Report into the…

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Coronavirus – South Africa: COVID-19 Statistics for Republic of South Africa (20 August 2021)

As of today the cumulative number of COVID19 cases identified in SA is 2, 666, 964 with 14, 312 new cases reported. Today 289 deaths have been reported bringing the total to 78, 983 deaths. The cumulative number of recoveries now stand at 2, 418, 988 with a recovery rate…

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Coronavirus – South Africa: COVID-19 Statistics for Republic of South Africa (18 August 2021)

As of today the cumulative number of COVID19 cases identified in SA is 2, 638, 981 with 14, 728 new cases reported. Today 384 deaths have been reported bringing the total to 78, 377 deaths. The cumulative number of recoveries now stand at 2, 402, 020 with a recovery rate…

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Coronavirus – South Africa: COVID-19 Statistics for Republic of South Africa (17 August 2021)

As of today the cumulative number of COVID19 cases identified in SA is 2, 624, 254 with 10, 685 new cases reported. Today 553 deaths have been reported bringing the total to 77, 993 deaths. The cumulative number of recoveries now stand at 2, 393, 133 with a recovery rate…