Pregnant and breastfeeding women, who are among the groups most at risk from Covid-19, face being left out of SA’s vaccination drive after the medicines regulator said it was reviewing data for both Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and Pfizer’s shots, which are central to the government’s plans.

Pregnant women are considered a particularly vulnerable group, as they are at increased risk of pre-term birth, severe illness and death from Covid-19. The mass vaccination programme is due to start in about three weeks...

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