Government officials pushed back against many of the terms demanded by Covid-19 vaccine manufacturer Pfizer but were ultimately forced to pay a premium and bear the risk of any delays or harm caused by the jabs, according to the latest tranche of documents scrutinised by health activists.

The Health Justice Initiative (HJI) on Tuesday released fresh details of SA’s previously secret Covid-19 vaccine deals based on a second set of records provided by the health department to the advocacy group in the wake of a high court ruling in 2023...

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