At the end of 2021, SAVIC/SMU held a social media campaign offering a R10 000 lucky draw prize to university students aged 34 years or younger, who were fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This campaign was aimed at improving the COVID-19 vaccination coverage amongst young South Africans
SAHPRA was joined by experts to discuss the latest updates on Covid-19 therapies.
To discuss the impact of misinformation and disinformation during a pandemic we are joined via Zoom by Professor Jeffrey Mphahlele the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation at North-West University.
The country has rolled out the national COVID-19 vaccine program, which aims to vaccinate 40 million South Africans. Bishop Malusi Mpumlwana and Prof Hannelie Meyer, from the National Immunisation and Safety Expert Committee, were among the speakers
To discuss where South Africa is interms of covid19 infections and vaccinations we are joined by UKZN Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Innovation, Prof. Mosa Moshabela, SAVIC Head at SMU, Professor Hannelie Meyer and the convener of the Progressive Health Forum, Dr Aslam Dasoo.
Prof Jeffrey Mphahlele has joined the North-West University (NWU) family in the position of deputy vice-chancellor for research and innovation.
There has been a debate on whether Covid-19 boosters should be given even though the vaccines are still offering high protection against severe disease. SAVIC Head and National Immunisation Safety Expert Committee Chairperson, Prof Hannelie Meyer elaborates.
The government has recently warned that the rate of Covid-19 vaccinations in the country is slowing down due to reduced demand. For more on this, Immunisation Safety Expert, Prof. Hannelie Meyer explains.
SAVIC Head and Chairperson of the National Immunisation safety expert committee Prof Hannelie Meyer speaks about vaccine safety
South Africans aged 18 to 34 are now eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine. SAVIC Head at SMU, Prof Hannelie Meyer explains the importance of this to help the country reach herd immunity.
The Health Department maintains that COVID-19 vaccines are perfectly safe and that none of the 29 reported deaths was linked to it. However, you are urged to seek medical attention should you experience any severe side effects after receiving the jab. Anlie Hattingh spoke to National Immunisation Safety Expert Committee Chairperson, Professor Hannelie Meyer.
SAVIC is currently training vaccinators for the NDoH’s COVID-19 vaccination programme rollout. The main objective of the training is to capacitate vaccinators by providing key information necessary for rolling out COVID-19 vaccination to South African healthcare workers.
The South African Vaccination and Immunisation Centre at Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University is set to have a new head. Prof Hannelie Meyer takes over the reins from Prof Rose Burnett who is retiring at the end of 2021. However, to ensure a smooth transition, the newly appointed head is expected to take over her role with effect from 01 March 2021.
Professor Jeffrey Mphahlele, Vice President of the SA Medical Research Council and Ministerial chats to Ayanda Nyathi about AstraZeneca confusion, rollout process and population target.