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DENOSA response to the announcement by Health Minister to put the J&J vaccine rollout on hold. 

Media statement 
Tuesday, 13 April 2021 
 
The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) notes the announcement by Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, to put the country’s J&J vaccine rollout on hold temporarily as a precautionary measure in view of the new information from the US where six females developed a rare blood clotting disorder. 
 
While putting the rollout on pause would seem to be out of care and extra precaution and that no similar case has been recorded in South Africa, DENOSA hopes that the advisory committee in its meeting tomorrow will also look into strengthening the area of monitoring and putting mitigation measures in case we were to experience a similar case now or deep into the rollout. 
 
DENOSA is also pleased that the decision by minister followed consultation with the country’s community of science, which the country has been following guidance from.  
 
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Issued by the Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA)
 
For more information, contact:
 
Cassim Lekhoathi,  DENOSA Acting  General Secretary.
Mobile: 082 328 9671
 
Simon Hlungwani, DENOSA President.
Mobile: 082 328 9635
 
Or 
 
Sibongiseni Delihlazo, DENOSA spokesperson.
Mobile: 072 5844 175