The ministerial advisory council (MAC) on vaccines has recommended to health minister Joe Phaahla that efforts be made to secure AstraZeneca and Sinovac Biotech vaccines in the event of a potential shortage of the Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson (J&J) doses that are being rolled out in SA.

MAC member Greg Hussey of the UCT Vaccines for Africa Initiative said at a media conference led by Western Cape premier Alan Winde on Thursday that it was important to have a backup of vaccines...

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