The government’s plan to vaccinate almost half-a-million teachers with the coronavirus shot of Johnson & Johnson (J&J) by end-June hangs in the balance as it awaits a decision by US authorities whether to lift its hold on the jabs.

It emerged on Friday that J&J had offered SA an additional consignment of 480,000 shots apart from the 31-million doses it had already secured and that the government had hoped to receive at the weekend and start administering to teachers on Wednesday...

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