Covid-19 Hub

Covid-19 Hub

How efficient are vaccines against the Kraken variant?

Some of our members have been questioning the efficacy of the vaccines available in South Africa against the new Kraken variant of the coronavirus.

New COVID-19 variant: Should SA be concerned?

The first case of COVID-19 Omicron subvariant XBB.1.5 or ‘The Kraken’ (dubbed as such by international media) was detected in South Africa (SA) by the Network for Genomics Surveillance team at Stellenbosch University from a sample collected late in December 2022 (1) (2) (3).

New COVID-19 variant: Centaurus

What has been called a new variant in social media is actually BA.2.75, a sub-variant of Omicron that was first detected in India in May 2022.

The safety of COVID-19 vaccines

It was recently announced that a person with Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) passed away after being vaccinated with the COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen, also known as the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Members over 50 eligible for another booster dose

Self-care in health – My responsibility

Self-care means that every individual will aim to stay as fit as possible and to maintain a good physical and mental health status.

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