Immunization-expert, Professor Hannelie Meyer says South Africans should rest assured that the covid-19 vaccines are safe and highly effective against the virus.
Meyer, chair of the National Immunization Safety Expert Committee, says more than 43,000 volunteers partook in the clinical studies, before the vaccines were released for public use.
She says the vaccines are also continually monitored for safety.
Watch prof. Meyer’s full presentation here.
- Studies show that Covid-19 vaccines – used here in SA – are effective in preventing hospitalization & death.
- Young South African adults eager to get their Covid-19 vaccination.
- The Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine protected between 91 and 96% of healthcare workers against death.
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