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VACCINE WRAP | More J&J jabs arrive in SA, Europe puts AstraZeneca shot on hold

19 March 2021 11:27 AM

CapeTalk gives you a round-up of the latest vaccine news every week.

A total of 29 520 out of the 31 260 Johnson & Johnson vaccines received to date have been administered in the Western Cape as part of the Sisonke implementation study.

This is according to the latest data published by the provincial government on 17 March.

Nationally, a total of 177 275 have been vaccinated in South Africa.

Here's a recap of the most-read vaccine stories we covered this week:

  • More J&J vaccines en route this week to W Cape
  • How long will take for SA to reach its herd immunity target? An online data tool does the maths
  • Why a nurse drove all the way to get her vaccination only be told the hospital vaccination centre had shut down.
  • Nursing union Denosa wants probe into suspected vaccine fraud
  • Questions as more countries suspend AstraZeneca jab over blood clot fears
  • SA left behind as Rwanda powers ahead in vaccination drive
  • WCHD's Dr Keith Cloete explains why SA is lagging behind in vaccine rollout
  • SA's medicines regulator investigating efficacy of China's CoronaVac shot
  • Factory in Gqeberha to produce Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine
  • Authorities aim to complete Phase 1 by end April
  • Medical scheme members give a thumbs up to help subsidise vaccinations for others, not on medical aids

In other Covid-19 related news:

  • More wasteful Covid-19 expenditure exposed in Gauteng
  • Experts concerned about gatherings ahead of religious holidays

-A look at Covid-19 'infodemic'

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19 March 2021 11:27 AM