Today's Labour News

newsThis news aggregator site highlights South African labour news from a wide range of internet and print sources. Each posting has a synopsis of the source article, together with a link or reference to the original. Postings cover the range of labour related matters from industrial relations to generalist human resources.

healthcareTimesLIVE reports that the national Department of Health (DOH) is conducting a survey among healthcare workers to gauge how they feel about the Covid-19 vaccine.  

The DOH, which has partnered with Unicef, put out a notice on social media platforms earlier this week, urging healthcare workers to participate in the survey.  “With the upcoming rollout of the vaccine programme, the survey will help us understand what healthcare workers think and feel about the vaccine.  It is an opportunity to address questions and concerns,” the DOH explained.  Among the questions asked in the survey are how much healthcare workers would trust the new Covid-19 vaccine and whether they would actually take it.  Another question relates to whether healthcare workers think their colleagues will or won't take the vaccine.  The survey will last for seven days and the department is hoping for a quick uptake from the work force.  According to a report on Wednesday, the department's electronic vaccine self-registration portal was up and running, with more than 34,000 health-care workers having already registered for the vaccine.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Suthentira Govender at TimesLIVE


Get other news reports at the SA Labour News home page