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After India: The countries on the brink of another Covid oxygen crisis

The need for medical oxygen to treat Covid-19 patients in low- and middle-income countries has more than doubled in the past two months, and many of these countries faced oxygen shortages before the pandemic

SA can now keep Pfizer jabs in a bar fridge for a month

Vaccine roll-out will be easier now that Pfizer confirms the lifespan of its Covid-19 vaccine in a refrigerator is more than six times longer than first estimated

How long will you wait for a Covid-19 vaccination appointment? We answer 7 questions

The only way to book an appointment for a Covid-19 jab is to register on the government’s electronic vaccination system

Finding an HIV vaccine: Five lessons from the search for a Covid-19 jab

The Covid-19 pandemic has shown that vaccine development and testing timelines can be shrunk from decades to months, but not without shortcomings

How to get your Covid-19 vaccine

Since the start of 2020 the country has paused its roll-out twice, swapped AstraZeneca jabs for Pfizer’s and Johnson & Johnson’s and now phase two has started

The who, when, where and how of South Africa’s mass Covid vaccination campaign

From today, people aged 60 years and older and some health workers will be vaccinated by June and everyone else by February 2022

Vaccination centres prepare for South Africa’s largest ever vaccine roll-out

After many delays, this coming week’s first vaccine recipients can only expect to have immunity by 4 June at the earliest.

Frosty reception awaits vaccines: Sub-zero storage crucial

Careful planning is needed to ensure doses are safely distributed across the country

South Africa not yet in a third wave, says health department

The number of Covid-19 cases in the country has increased by an average of 46% over seven days

New Covid-19 variant in South Africa ‘of concern at a global level’ — WHO

The Covid-19 B.1.617 variant, first detected in India, is now listed as one of concern, but the World Health Organisation says it does not doubt the efficacy of global vaccines

Your guide to side effects: What you can expect after a Covid-19 jab

Soon, South Africa will start with its mass vaccine roll-out. We take a look at what to expect when you get vaccinated.

Travel ban could return after more Covid-19 variants are found in South Africa

The government is to decide whether travel restrictions will be implemented after variants originally from India and the UK were detected in South Africa.

Drop in child vaccinations a danger

There are fears of a resurgence in preventable childhood diseases in the face of poor immunisation data

How rare is very rare? Your questions about blood clots – answered

How rare is rare? How are the blood clots from the vaccine trial unusual? How are symptoms tracked?

‘Don’t panic’ about India Covid variant

Scientists in South Africa say there’s no evidence that the B.1.617 is worse than our local variant

Despite promises, medical interns at 2 Military Hospital remain unpaid

The interns were told they would receive salaries at the end of April, but that did not happen

Why South Africa stopped making vaccines

The high demand for Covid vaccines means there is a limited global supply. Local manufacturing is one solution. So why isn’t South Africa making its own jabs?

First batch of Pfizer vaccines has landed in South Africa

The first shipment of Pfizer vaccines has reached the country after tense negotiations between manufacturers and the government

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