Health Minister Mkhize pleased with vaccination progress in Gauteng

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize on Thursday said he was happy about the progress with vaccinations in Gauteng. Mkhize is inspecting sites ahead of the phase two vaccination programme. Inspecting the vaccination centre at Charlotte Maxeke Hospital with the Premier and MEC. #IChooseVaccination — Dr Zweli Mkhize (@DrZweliMkhize) April 8, 2021 Mkhize began with a […]

Health Dept working on revised mass vaccination strategy – Minister Zweli Mkhize

The Department of Health is working on a revised strategy for its mass vaccination programme. Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says this is to improve efficiency. The department says 20 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine will land in South Africa in the next few weeks. It also announced that the last 200,000 Johnson and Johnson […]

Phase 2 of vaccination drive to start in May – President Cyril Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa says phase 2 of the vaccination drive – aimed at people over 60 and with co-morbidities – will start in May. The president was addressing the nation on Tuesday evening and provided an update on the national vaccination programme, which he says will start gaining momentum. Ramaphosa said the first phase of […]

Tom Cruise thanks workers at Covid-19 vaccination centre

Tom Cruise has visited a Covid-19 vaccination centre in London to thank the frontline workers administering vaccines to vulnerable patients. The 58-year-old actor reportedly stopped off at the centre in London last week, where he met with NHS staff who have been working tirelessly amid the ongoing pandemic. A source told The Sun newspaper’s Bizarre […]

Government wants to speed up South Africa’s vaccination rollout

Government is hoping that the rate of inoculation will increase from April as more vaccination doses are expected to arrive in the country this month. Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, said South Africa is expecting an extra 500,000 Johnson & Johnson vaccines between now and the end of March. Also, about three million doses will […]

Government working on increasing vaccination sites

As the inoculation campaign picks up speed, government is working on increasing the number of vaccination sites across the country. Professor Salim Abdool Karim predicts that the first and second phase of vaccinations will be covered before the third wave hits. Karim got his jab on Thursday and is encouraging the public to follow suit […]

More vaccination sites open across the country

The vaccination roll-out programme is picking up pace as the national and Gauteng health departments add more hospitals to the list of vaccination sites. The Gauteng health department said on Wednesday four more hospitals had been added to the province. The province’s front line workers were getting their jabs at either Chris Hani Barangwanath Hospital […]


MEDIA STATEMENT   To: Editors & Health Journalists Issued by: Department of Health Date: Saturday, 27 February 2021   SOUTH AFRICA REACHES ITS FIRST VACCINATION MILESTONE EARLY   South Africa is rapidly and successfully rolling out delivery of the early access JnJ vaccine to healthcare workers through the Sisonke Programme. Within just over one week, […]

Over R10bn set aside towards COVID-19 vaccination campaign

More than R10-billion has been set aside towards the COVID-19 vaccination campaign for the next two years. Finance Minister, Tito Mboweni announced this during his Budget speech in parliament on Wednesday. Some opposition members have described Finance Minister, Tito Mboweni’s budget speech as uninspiring. United Democratic Movement’s Nqabayomzi Kwankwa says the speech failed to address […]


SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION CLUSTER    DEBATE ON MATTER OF NATIONAL IMPORTANCE Rollout of a Covid-19 Vaccination Plan ADDRESS BY MINISTER OF HEALTH, DR ZWELINI L. MKHIZE, MP 23 FEBRUARY 2021 Honourable Speaker Honourable members (all protocol observed),   When Sister Azoliswa Gidi-Dyosi received the first Johnson and Johnson vaccine in her left deltoid on 17 February […]