The department of health says it has finally signed a crucial contract with US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer for the supply of 20-million vaccines with delivery beginning mid-April.

Together with the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) agreement for 30-million vaccines, the scene is finally set for SA to begin the rollout of its vaccine programme. Pfizer is a double-dose vaccine, while J&J is a single dose. So far the government has vaccinated 269,102 health workers under a J&J implementation trial...

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