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Sahpra reviews side-effects related to Johnson & Johnson vaccine

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (Sahpra) is yet to clarify details surrounding side-effects related to the Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 vaccine. Researchers with...

‘Vaccines have no effect on donated blood’

With blood stocks at a critical low, South Africans in need of blood transfusions might find themselves in a dire situation. According to the Medical...

Mixed feelings about teens getting Covid-19 jabs

Children aged 12 to 17 will be able to be vaccinated as of 20 October – and they don’t necessarily need a parent’s or...

They who hesitate are lost – the psychology of vaccine hesitancy...

The World Mental Health Day campaign has chosen ‘Mental Health in an Unequal World’ as the theme for 2021. This is partly to raise...

Covid-19 update: Mkhize launches second phase of vaccine registration

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize on Friday officially launched government’s second phase of vaccine registration. The Citizen reports the launch of the Covid-19 Electronic Vaccination Data...

Solidarity Fund makes R327m down payment in race for vaccine

The Solidarity Fund, set up to combat Covid-19 in South Africa, will be using R327 million it received in donations towards the country’s bid...

Vaccine and SMME investment may keep economy afloat

To avoid further damage to the economy caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the government must ensure that a vaccine is free of charge and...

Bloemfontein rabies outbreak prompts vaccination campaign

The Free State Department of Agriculture and Rural Development will begin an emergency rabies vaccination campaign after two cases of the viral disease were...

FS Health speaks up after viral video

The Free State Department of Health expressed dismay after a video depicting a nurse getting verbally abused did the rounds on social media yesterday....

Polio vaccinations still being administrated

THANDI XABA Pharmaceutical experts have set the record straight and are urging people to still get their polio vaccination as scheduled. This comes after speculation that...

Problems with this year’s vaccination

THANDI XABA The problem with the flu vaccine this year is only three flu serotypes are being vaccinated from over the existing 30 different flu...

Some medical aids pay for flu vaccines

THANDI XABA In the wake of the late arrival of flu vaccines in the country this year, relief comes when some medical aid(s) indicate they...

No negative feed-back in FS over HPV vaccine

THANDI XABA Human papillomavirus is facing heavy scrutiny following a mother taking legal action against the Gauteng Departments of Education and Health. This comes after...

Preventative potential of ARVs explored

Medical scheme explains more about the possibilities of using ARVs as a preventative measure.

Vaccination – a powerful way to prevent the spread of Rabies

MAHIKENG - The North West Department of Agriculture and Rural Development calls on all domestic animals owners to join forces in preventing the spread...