South Africa secures first 1.5million Covid-19 vaccine doses

SOUTH Africa has secured the first 1.5 million Covid-19 vaccine doses that will be delivered to the country by next month. This was announced in a statement by Dr Zweli Mkhize.

Mkhize said the vaccine doses will be administered to the country’s more than 1.2 million healthcare workers.

Mkhize said preparation of the rollout has already started.

“We are happy that the SII/ Astra Zeneca vaccine has already been approved by various regulators and is being rolled out in other countries. Therefore, as part of expediting the regulatory process, SAHPRA is applying reliance on that regulatory work.”