COVID-19 News

How Covid-19 vaccination can beat South Africa’s fourth wave

Johny Myer – 18 October 2021 We are now at the very bottom of an interwave trough after the third Covid-19 wave in South Africa. Data from the Western Cape show that 30% of the recorded Covid-19 cases were aged over 50 and these cases were responsible for 60% of hospitalisations. Vaccination strategies need to…

Access to Digital COVID-19 Vaccination Certificates

MEDIA STATEMENT To: Editors & Health Journalists Issued by: Department of Health Date: Tuesday, 05 October 2021 Access to Digital COVID-19 Vaccination Certificates Pretoria: The Department of Health has been inundated with public and media enquiries about challenges they face when trying to download and access COVID-19 digital vaccination certificates. The department is currently at…

Anti-vaxxers attempt to scupper efforts to vaccinate the homeless

By Sandisiwe Shoba, 10 September 2021 A drive to vaccinate the homeless in Claremont was almost derailed when a small group of anti-vaxxers showed up and began spewing conspiracies and profanities. Vaccine hesitancy is still rife amongst street dwellers who are often vulnerable to severe illness from Covid-19. “Don’t take the jab! They’re trying to…

Latest vaccine information

Obs gets a C19 vaccine site! UCT has opened a large vaccine site at Forest Hill Residence on Main Road. It will be open every weekday and accepts walk-ins. Please register on EVDS if you can as it makes the process smoother for everyone. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fb4nREe-3Z0 Everyone 18 and over is eligible to get vaccine. Vaccines…

Residents between 50 and 59 urged to get vaccinated urgently

12 August 2021 There are signs the province is in its peak of third-wave infections as hospital admissions and cases are starting to stabilise, but health authorities are urging those who are eligible to get vaccinated urgently. Those aged 50 to 59 need to get the Covid-19 vaccine “urgently” since this group has the most…