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18
NOV

Booster Vaccines – will you need another shot?

Joan van Dyk, Senior Health Journalist at the Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism, joined Breakfast to share vital information around the COVID-19 booster vaccination roll out in South Africa. (Bhekisisa journalists are trained in evidence-based journalism, their reporters and editors use peer-reviewed journal studies and reliable statistics to support their stories.)
11
NOV

Vaccinating your teen - the scientific facts

Vaccinations for teenagers aged 12 to 17 have been available since 20th October. A family physician practicing in Johannesburg, and representative of the Gauteng General Practitioner Collaboration, widely published Dr. Sheri Fanaroff presents us with comprehensive and scientifically backed reasons for getting your teen vaccinated.
04
NOV

Get paid to vaccinate – the 'vooma voucher' is here

Dr. Rolene Wagner, the Superintendent General for the Eastern Cape Health Department, joined the Breakfast Team for this week’s edition of the Own Your Life Campaign. Up for discussion - government’s pilot incentive scheme to encourage vaccination, and booster shots for healthcare workers.
28
OCT

Social media and its power to spread misinformation around the vaccine

Department Head of the Center for Analytics and Behavioral Change, Jesse Cann, joined Breakfast to give feedback on their latest findings regarding vaccine mis/disinformation. The Centre for Analytics and Behavioural Change is a non-profit organization that aims to effect positive change using social media analytics and dialogue.
21
OCT

Professor Salim Abdool Karim - the "huge benefits" of getting vaccinated

Professor Karim joined Breakfast to give his learned advice on the vital need to get vaccinated stating that "we are not over this pandemic". Professor Salim Abdool Karim is a South African Public Health Medicine Specialist, epidemiologist, and infectious diseases specialist, he was recently appointed vice president of the International Science Council.
14
OCT

What fuels vaccine hesitancy? Is the vaccine safe? What's in the vaccine?

Professor Hannelie Meyer, Head of The South African Vaccination and Immunisation Centre at Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University and Chair of the National Immunisation Safety Expert Committee is well equipped to answer these questions. Her knowledge and expertise in the field of Vaccines and Immunisation will certainly continue to contribute to the national efforts on the fight against Covid-19.
30
SEP

Vaccine passports - everything you need to know

The second interview in our Own Your Life Campaign features multi-award-winning Mia Malan, the founding editor and director of the Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism in Johannesburg.
The Department of Health in conjunction with AME, CAXTON, and The Citizen are committed to bringing you reliable and up-to-date information as well as the proven scientific facts about the COVID-19 Vaccine through the “Own Your Life" campaign.
27
SEP

#OwnYourLife Campaign launches

South Africa has rolled out a nationwide COVID-19 vaccine programme. The Department of Health in conjunction with AME, CAXTON, and The Citizen are committed to bringing you reliable and up-to-date information as well as the proven scientific facts about the COVID-19 Vaccine through the “Own Your Life" campaign. The MEC for Health in the Eastern Cape was the first guest to join the Breakfast Team as part of the vaccination drive.

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