All you need to know about COVID-19 vaccines – Prof Helen Rees

All you need to know about COVID-19 vaccines – Prof Helen Rees

We spoke to expert researcher Professor Helen Rees, who chairs the South African Medical Control Council of South Africa, about the COVID-19 pandemic and some facts around vaccines.

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Professor Helen Rees is leading the SA leg of a global trial to identify treatments for COVID-19. Professor Rees, Executive Director of the Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute, discussed vaccines and shared her broad knowledge on Breakfast with Martin Bester.  

Are you unsure about taking the vaccine? Professor Rees sheds light on your worries and questions.

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Prof Rees said: “At the moment we have two vaccines in South Africa. We are reviewing a number of other vaccines to be used in South Africa. The vaccines we currently have demonstrate effectiveness. That is our priority at the moment.” 

Martin Bester asked Professor Rees: “Is the one vaccine more effective than the other?”  

Professor Rees confidently said: “We will ensure that any vaccine we roll out is effective in South Africa.”

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Will we need to ‘boost’ any of these vaccines in the future and should it be the same vaccine one used at first? Listen to all the questions and thorough answers by Professor Rees below and tune in to the 'Breakfast with Martin Bester', weekdays from 06:00 - 09:00. Stream the show live here or download our mobile app here. 

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