South Africa has asked Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer to delay delivery of Covid-19 vaccines because it now has too much stock.
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Shabir Madhi has been a key player in shaping the country’s response. Here he provides an assessment of plans to vaccinate adolescents, and next steps.
Health department director-general Dr Nicholas Crisp has expressed concern that the demand for Covid-19 vaccines has decreased.
Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine is working well in South Africa, offering protection against severe disease and death, the head of a trial in the country said on Friday.
The national department of health said it is ready to start vaccinating teachers in their numbers from next week, with Johnson & Johnson vaccines are expected to arrive in the country tomorrow afternoon.
More people were diagnosed with Covid-19 during the past seven days than any other week since the start of the pandemic.
Health minister Zweli Mkhize has announced that the second phase of the country’s vaccination roll-out will begin on 17 May.
As suppliers struggle to meet global demand, experts say the best vaccine for you is probably whichever one you can get now.
Health minister Zweli Mkhize says government remains committed to vaccinating 65% of the population, or 40 million people, by the end of the year to help the country reach herd immunity.
South Africa, the country with the worst confirmed coronavirus outbreak in Africa, is yet to provide clarity on how it plans to order vaccines, even as the global race to secure inoculations accelerates.