Vaccinations back on track

The Johnson & Johnson vaccination programme is back on track after the government decided to temporarily suspend it last week. A number of experts said there was no need to halt vaccinations as clotting is very rare and no cases were reported in South Africa. 

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) said vaccinations can go ahead subject to conditions: participants who are at high-risk of a blood-clotting disorder are constantly monitored and, in the event a participant does develop a venous issue, measures must be in place to safely attend to them. 

Sooo we’re on track to start vaccinating the elderly and vulnerable groups in mid-May as planned. Whoop! In case you missed it, government has opened up its vaccine registration system to those aged 60 and older, for the next phase of the roll-out. Go to: vaccine.enroll.health.gov.za to register.

This article appeared as part of The Wrap, 15 April 2021. Sign up to receive our weekly updates.