A mobile app to report suspected adverse drug reactions, including to the Covid-19 vaccine, has been launched in SA.
The Med Security app is successfully matched with iOS and Android working programs.
The SA Health Products Regulatory Authority (Sahpra), an entity of the national department of successfully being, mentioned it is the exhaust of the app to present a fetch to the reporting of adverse effects of medicines and vaccines, to promote pharmacovigilance and medication security.
The app became developed by WEB-Recognising Negative Drug Reactions (WEB-RADR), which is an EU-essentially based project.
Sahpra mentioned it is committed to the protection of data supplied by people the exhaust of the app. The benefit of the exhaust of the tool, mentioned the authority, is to give a readily readily out there platform to customers for feedback about their submitted report.
Customers are also ready to create a “look list” to sing medicines of curiosity, which enables them to scrutinize data that is relevant to them.
This app will benefit all South Africans who bump into adverse drug reactions and adverse events after immunisation, including these linked to Covid-19 vaccines, “and will slither up how Sahpra manages the reports,” mentioned Sahpra CEO Dr Boitumelo Semete-Makokotlela.
Performing minister within the presidency Khumbudzo Ntshavheni mentioned on Thursday the cupboard had agreed to fetch the suspension of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) Sisonke vaccination programme. The suspension allowed SA’s scientists to evaluate the records on the J&J vaccine.
The reviewed data confirmed that SA had no longer skilled any rare blood clots with the already vaccinated successfully being-care workers, she mentioned.
SA will receive a million extra J&J vaccines by Monday.
The cupboard also welcomed the a success negotiation of an additional 10 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine, which can bring the entire doses of the Pfizer vaccine to 30 million. This skill SA will seemingly be ready to vaccinate 15 million people with the Pfizer vaccine as a substitute of appropriate 10 million, she mentioned.
Share 2 of the vaccination rollout programme starts on May perchance well well perhaps additionally 17.
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