J&J jabs expected to resume this week

Prof Glenda Gray, co-principal investigator of the Sisonke implementation study, which is providing health-care workers with Covid-19 J&J vaccines, said on Monday morning the suspension of the inoculations is expected to be lifted soon. The vaccinations were paused by the SA Health Products Regulatory Authority (Sahpra) on Tuesday night last[…]

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SAMA welcomes halt of J&J COVID-19 vaccine rollout

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) has welcomed Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize’s decision to temporarily halt the rollout of the Johnson and Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine while investigations into reports of rare blood clotting continue. The temporary suspension of the rollout comes after the US Food and Drug Administration[…]

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First batch of SA’s Astra Zeneca vaccines sent to AU

The first batch of SA’s unwanted Astra Zeneca vaccine doses have been dispatched to the AU, the health ministry said on Friday. SA sold its supply of the vaccine, totalling 1 million doses, to the AU after tests showed it offered scant protection against the 501Y.V2 variant of the coronavirus[…]

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