MJC fatwa committee deems Measels vaccine ‘halaal’

By: Aneeqa du Plessis The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) Fatwa Committee has declared the latest measles vaccine permissible. This comes after an infographic doing the rounds on social media was published by the Jamiatul Ulama KZN claiming otherwise. The confusion stems as an ingredient included in the vaccine ‘porcine gelatin’[…]

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Second death linked to Janssen Covid-19 vaccine

LOCAL A second fatal case of Guillain-Barré syndrome has been confirmed after vaccination with the Janssen jab for Covid-19, the SA Health Products Regulatory Authority said. The first case was confirmed on August 4. No details about the latest case were disclosed. Sahpra said: “Causality assessment of the reported case[…]

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Vaccine centres reopen in Durban, some city services resume operations

Community vaccine sites opened in Durban on Monday after unrest shut most healthcare facilities last week. The eThekwini municipality said the city’s primary healthcare facilities, including mobile services, would be operational. “Community vaccination sites will also be opened. Residents who are eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine are encouraged to[…]

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SAPS vaccination drive surpasses the 20 000 mark

The South African Police Service’s (SAPS) vaccination drive has surpassed the 20 000 mark with the prioritisation of operationally exposed members. This also includes general support staff, among them cleaners and security personnel. The vaccination roll out for the police was launched last week. Police spokesperson Athlenda Mathe says interventions[…]

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