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The first batch of COVID vaccines touched down in South Africa in February 2021. Health workers were the first to get a jab under the Sisonke study. But even before the country had bought any jabs, our reporters were writing about the logistics and the politics of the project. If you want to know how well the vaccines work, how the different jabs compare or what it takes to create a vaccine from research, to regulation, to rollout, you’re at the right place.

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[WATCH] A dummy’s guide to COVID vaccine approvals


South Africa’s medicine regulator is working to approve COVID-19 vaccines quickly, but the process won’t skip any important steps.

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Aisha Abdool Karim was a senior health reporter at Bhekisisa from 2020 to 2022.

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Joan van Dyk is Bhekisisa's news editor.

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Dylan Bush is Bhekisisa's production and multimedia manager.

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Yolanda Mdzeke is a multimedia reporter at Bhekisisa.