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The 30-day rule: Why you have to wait for a vaccine if you’ve recently had Covid

Scientists know that people who have had Covid still benefit from getting vaccinated with at least one shot of the vaccine. But can you get vaccinated while you have Covid?

‘Exciting’ ramp-up for Covid jabs

As more vaccines arrive in the country, South Africa could administer 420 000 doses a day

South Africa has secured enough Covid-19 vaccines to last until the end of the year

Pfizer will deliver 1.5-million doses on Sunday and a further 5.6-million doses by Wednesday and 1.4-million J&J vaccines will arrive by Monday

Africa CDC prioritises full vaccination over Pfizer booster

The continent’s public health agency said the latest figures showed that 6.5-million cases of Covid-19 had been reported in Africa, out of which some 867 000 people had died

Do South Africans prefer prayer to vaccines?

According to an Afrobarometer survey of 1 600 people, the majority of people do not trust the government to deliver safe vaccines

Covid-19 jab: a ticket of responsibility, not a ticket to freedom

Being fully vaccinated ‘makes you a little bit more comfortable in your skin’, says 61-year-old Elize Parker

South Africa moves back to adjusted level 3, schools to reopen on Monday

Vaccination capacity to be increased as the government announces financial support measures for those affected by Covid-19 restrictions and the recent civil unrest

WATCH AGAIN: Ramaphosa addresses the nation

The president is expected to provide an update on lockdown regulations

Daily new Covid-19 cases drop, but recent civil unrest might cause new surge

Acting health minister Mmamoloko Kubayi says 120 private pharmacies were destroyed and 47 500 vaccines lost in KwaZulu-Natal

Africa partners with the US and Europe to reach vaccination goals

Avat has secured a donation of several hundred million doses of Covid-19 drugs from the United States, 25-million of which will begin to be rolled out by the end of this week

Four lessons from 40 years of HIV: Why Covid doesn’t end with equitable vaccine access

Inequity in Covid vaccine access echoes mistakes from the HIV response. In the forty years since Aids was first identified, there have also been several lessons on how to contain a pandemic. Starting with equity and supporting health systems

South Africa hits daily vaccine high of more 200 000 jabs administered

South Africa reaches its benchmark to vaccinate more than 200 000 people in one day, and the nationwide drive to vaccinate inmates kicks off

Born before 1986? Here’s how to get a Covid vaccine without an appointment

We look at who can get a Covid vaccine under phase two of South Africa’s national roll-out, what happens when you walk into a site and how the cost of shots are covered

Violence severely impedes Covid-19 vaccine rollout in KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng

Twenty pharmacies in KZN have been looted and damaged, while one was burned down and several others closed their doors as a precaution

Vaccination sites, burial and cremations all closed until further notice in Durban

City clinics and community vaccine centres closed along with crematoria and cemeteries

Covid-19 vaccinations: How are the provinces doing?

South Africa’s vaccine roll-out is happening – slowly. Only 3% of eligible adults have been fully vaccinated. KwaZulu-Natal is leading the pack with the Eastern Cape hot on its heels

South Africa remains under Covid-19 alert level four, with minor changes

As the Delta variant fuels infections, the ban on alcohol sales remains, schools will stay closed until 26 July and restaurants may open with limited numbers

Teenagers carry Covid to parents

More children and adolescents are contracting the disease but hospital admissions remain low

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