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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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The boosters are here. What does that mean?

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For now, booster COVID vaccines are mostly offered to those with weakened immune systems. Here’s what we know about how long COVID shots can protect you.


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Yolanda Mdzeke is a multimedia reporter at Bhekisisa.

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Joan van Dyk is Bhekisisa's news editor.

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