"It takes a while before your body reacts to the vaccine." - Dr Joe Phaahla
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There's been a lot of talk about the arrival of the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines in South Africa.
Three weeks after Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced the procurement of COVID-19 vaccines for South Africa, the first one million doses have arrived. South Africa secured one million doses this month, while 500,000 more are expected later this month.
There have also been a lot of concerns from citizens about how vaccines work, is it safe, and what exactly we need to know about the vaccine.
To clear a few things up, Anele and the Club had a very insightful conversation with Deputy Health Minister, Dr Joe Phaahla.
What number am I in the vaccine list?Deputy Minister of Health Dr Joe Phaahla
When your time comes you have to register. There is an electronic registration system which we all need to register on. When it's announced that it's your turn, you will get notifiedDeputy Minister of Health Dr Joe Phaahla
You can register here.
There is a regulatory process that is followed before the vaccines can be administered. This is because there are a lot of other vaccines that are administered - mostly to children - so there is. a quality control laboratory where samples are taken to verify that the vaccines received are actually the intended vaccine.Deputy Minister of Health Dr Joe Phaahla
You can register here.
It's better if you are pre-registered.Deputy Minister of Health Dr Joe Phaahla
It's important to know that even once you get the vaccine, you still need to follow the protocols because the vaccine does not work straight away.
We need to continue using masks, sanitizing, washing our hands, social distancing, and all the steps required even after taking the vaccine. It takes time for the body to react to the vaccine.Deputy Minister of Health Dr Joe Phaahla
You can listen to the full conversation below and download the podcast...
We have compiled a consolidated list of tips, advice, news updates, and more to help you stay informed. This includes tips on things to keep you busy if you're working remotely.
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