The US is to donate one-million doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine to SA, which are expected to arrive in SA within the next few weeks, according to a senior US diplomat.

The bilateral donation is part of the 500-million doses the US previously announced it would purchase from Pfizer to donate to other countries, primarily through the international vaccine financing agency, Covax, and the African Union. President Cyril Ramaphosa indicated that US President Joe Biden had agreed to provide SA with some of the doses set aside for donation, after they met on the sidelines of the Group of Seven (G7) summit in the UK, recently...

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