Medical researcher and board-chair of SAHPRA, Professor Helen Rees says there is sufficient evidence that the currently available Covid-19 vaccines are reasonably effective against the Delta-variant.
The Health department over the weekend announced that the variant, which was first reported in India, has now become the dominant variant here in South Africa.
Rees says the variant is responsible for the sudden increase in infections.
She says the current generation of Covid-19 vaccines were all developed in response to the original virus.
Follow the full briefing here.
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