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SA’s regulators have given Johnson and Johnson’s (J&J) Covid-19 vaccine the green light for a phase 3b trial in health-care workers, paving the way for the government to begin dispensing shots on Wednesday.

Last week, the government suspended its planned rollout of AstraZeneca’s vaccine, after preliminary findings from a small clinical trial found it offered minimal protection against mild to moderate Covid-19 caused by the new variant, 501Y.V2, which now dominates transmission in SA...

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