NEWS

MAY
2022
30

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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

FEB
2022
21

SAHPRA was joined by experts to discuss the latest updates on Covid-19 therapies.

DEC
2021
14

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.

NOV
2021
10

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

NOV
2021
09

Based on current vaccinated population projections SA won’t meet Covid-19 herd immunity

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.

NOV
2021
05

Prof Jeffrey Mphahlele

North-West University appoints Prof Jeffrey Mphahlele as the new deputy vice-chancellor

Prof Jeffrey Mphahlele has joined the North-West University (NWU) family in the position of deputy vice-chancellor for research and innovation.

SEP
2021
16

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.

AUG
2021
28

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.

AUG
2021
25

SAVIC Head and Chairperson of the National Immunisation safety expert committee Prof Hannelie Meyer speaks about vaccine safety

AUG
2021
19

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.

AUG
2021
15

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.

MAR
2021
08

Prof Jeffrey Mphahlele – Vice-President: South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC)

Prof Mphahlele explains the role of vaccinations in the fight against infectious diseases, ongoing research and production for preparedness

MAR
2021
02

SAVIC Trains Vaccinators for
COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout

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. 

FEB
2021
28

Prof Hannelie Meyer
Prof Rose Burnett

Professor Hannelie Meyer takes the leadership reins of SAVIC at SMU effective from 01 March 2021

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.

FEB
2021
13

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.