Is the vaccine safe for women who are on the pill? Prof Tulio advises.

Is the vaccine safe for women who are on the pill? Prof Tulio advises

Soon the entire team will be illegible to get the vaccination jab. They had some questions for Prof Tulio. 


Prof. Túlio De Oliveira joins from KwaZulu-Natal Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform (KRISP) at UKZN. He is one of the world’s top virologists, virus hunters, and bioinformaticians and when he is not speaking to CNN, BBC or Al Jazeera, he speaks to Darren, Keri, and Sky.  

We had not spoken to Prof Tulio for two weeks as he was on holiday. Most of the questions from the team and some from listeners were about the side effects of the vaccine. 

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If you ever wondered if you will contract COVID-19 after the first vaccine jab and how long until you go for the second jab, Prof Tulio breaks this down in our conversation with him.

It is reported that the efficacy of the vaccine decreases to about 84% six months after the second dose. You get to hear Prof Tulio describe the truth in this. 

For women who are on the pill, there is advice regarding how you should go about vaccination and if it will affect your baby. 

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Are you one of the people saying things like, “I don’t have COVID-19, it’s just the normal flu?" The real question here is: Are there actually normal flu and colds doing the rounds in KZN? You might need to get tested ASAP.

Take a listen as Prof Tulio parts with helpful advice regarding vaccination: 

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