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Vaccine bottles

Healthcare workers will begin to receive their second shot of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccines as part of the Sisonke Covid-19 vaccination trial.

Minister of Health Dr Joe Phaahla

Despite the low number of infections, Health Minister Dr Joe Phaahla has called on South Africans to get vaccinated against Covid-19 before the fourth wave of infections starts.

girl getting a vaccination

Less than a month ago the South African department of health opened up their Covid-19 vaccination rollout to include children aged 17 years old and below. 

Old couple shopping

The Department of Health is hoping that incentives could help increase the vaccination rate in South Africa.

Covid-19 vaccines

South Africa is slowly approaching the 3 million mark of cumulative confirmed Covid-19 cases in the country.

Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 vaccine

South Africa’s healthcare workers were the first people to receive Covid-19 vaccines in the countries vaccine rollout program.

grocery shop

As South Africa’s Department of Health races to vaccinate as many members of the adult population by the beginning of December, incentives are being used to encourage people to get vaccinated.

Covid-19 vaccine vials and needles

 Since South Africa’s Covid-19 vaccination rollout began, more than 21 million jabs of vaccine have been administered in the country.

Covid-19 virus

A new variant of Covid-19 is currently being tracked by scientists around the world. It is said that it may be 10% more infectious than the delta variant.

Empty seats on a plane

 As Covid-19 vaccination rates increase along with the move to Alert level one, updated regulations around local and international travel have been gazetted.

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