• The national health department has dropped the wait time between shots for South African adults and is also allowing people to choose which vaccine they’d like as a booster.
  • People who got a Johnson & Johnson jab can return after two months for a booster and those who got Pfizer can line up for a third dose after three months.
  • Research shows that taking a different vaccine in round two could offer you even more protection against the virus.

Do you know which COVID vaccine you’re going to pick as your booster dose? Here’s a handy guide to the latest research on the mix and match approach.

  • Read the full script here.

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Yolanda Mdzeke is a junior multimedia reporter at Bhekisisa. She graduated with an honours degree in journalism, specialising in broadcast journalism and documentary filmmaking, from Rhodes University in 2020.

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Joan van Dyk is a senior health journalist at Bhekisisa.

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