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This information is true and correct at the time of publication. Due to the dynamic nature of the COVID-19 virus and vaccinations, the accuracy and validity of the information provided here may be subject to change.

CORONAVIRUS SOUTH AFRICAN RESOURCE PORTAL

For more information of the COVID-19 disease, protocols and vaccinations, visit the South African Department of Health's official COVID-19 Online Resource and News Portal.

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE COVID-19 VACCINATION PROCESS

To support our members, we have answered a list of commonly asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccinations and process.

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COVID-19 VACCINE MYTHS DEBUNKED

While many South Africans are willing to take the COVID-19 vaccine, there have been increasing reports of vaccine hesitancy.

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COVID-19 VACCINE-YOUR CONCERNS ANSWERED

Many people are concerned about getting the COVID-19 vaccine for various reasons. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation and fake news being circulated via social media. Was the vaccine rushed? Is it effective against the new variants? Will it change my DNA? In this piece, we address the top six concerns you may have about the vaccine.

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ACTIVE COVID-19 VACCINATION SITES

To find your nearest COVID-19 vaccination site, visit the government COVID-19 resource portal and search using your province and area.

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COVID-19 vaccines myths and facts

A question many people have asked is how we can trust the COVID-19 vaccine when it's been made so quickly. Dr Michael Mol and Dr Nyari Murefu discuss the facts and myths about the COVID-19 vaccine.

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The Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer vaccines

Dr Michael Mol and Dr Nyari Murefu talk about the benefits of taking either the Johnson & Johnson or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine - both of which are designed to help your body identify the enemy (the virus) and build up immunity to it.

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Official South African COVID-19 Vaccination Programme registration portal (EVDS)

Access the South Africa Electronic Vaccination Data System (EVDS) to register for your vaccination, follow this link:

https://vaccine.enroll.health.gov.za/#/
Focus on COVID-19 vaccinations

With the vaccination process for South Africans who are 60 years old and older having commenced on 17 May 2021, we have compiled a list of possible questions that you may have in this regard.

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Let the vaccinations begin

The process of vaccinating 16.5 million people in South Africa against COVID-19 by the end of October has begun. The process is likely to be slow to start with as vaccination sites are brought online and accredited, but by the end of May it will be all systems go.

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Update on COVID-19 vaccination rollout strategy

The South African Government has a national vaccination strategy which follows the successful vaccine rollouts elsewhere in the world.

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Vaccines and immunity

If you haven't taken up the challenge to improve your health in 2020, this must be the year you take your health in hand and do everything you can to remain healthy and build your immune system to fight this virus and those that follow.

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COVID-19 vaccine rollout to South African healthcare workers

South Africa commences early access vaccine rollout to Healthcare Workers - Sisonke! Let's work together to protect our Healthcare Workers.

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Latest news from the Wooltru Healthcare Fund on COVID-19 vaccinations

The Wooltru Healthcare Fund will pay for the vaccine against the coronavirus (COVID-19) as soon as the government is able to obtain a suitable vaccine for South Africa.

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The effects of COVID-19 on our mental wellbeing

Despite many of us still being at home with limited trips outside and social contact, things are starting to feel fairly normal at this point.

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Managing comorbidities and COVID-19

'Comorbidities' is a new word that's been added to our vocabulary as a result of COVID-19. But what are they and what should we do about them?

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How to be prepared in case you are diagnosed with COVID-19

Be calm and prepare rationally. You want to prepare as though you know you are going to get a nasty respiratory bug, like bronchitis or pneumonia.

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COVID-19 and your Healthcare Fund

What to do if you suspect that you may be infected with the coronavirus.

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Background on the coronavirus

The new coronavirus epidemic that started in Wuhan, China, in late December is now in dozens of countries, including South Africa. The World Health Organization (WHO) warns that no country will be spared from the coronavirus. We answer some of the key questions about the virus, including how to protect yourself and what to expect.

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