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Vaccines arriving at OR Tambo airport in South Africa

The Acting Minister in the Presidency, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni has announced that the rollout of the vaccination programme has been extended to more sites. 

Blade Nzimande, The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation said government is working to secure a vaccine production contract with ImmunityBio. 

The rollout of the vaccination plan has been going well, the next phase of the plan will soon be in progress. 

Covid-19 vaccine

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) has approved for emergency use of the Pfizer vaccine. 

Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has confirmed that government is considering swapping the AstraZeneca vaccine with other countries. 

The rollout of the AstraZeneca vaccine has been suspended in South Africa, following the release of a new study of its effectiveness against the Covid-19 variant commonly found in South Africa. 



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