South Africa buys 20 mln doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

431735

Sumary of South Africa buys 20 mln doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine:

  • South Africa has signed an agreement to buy 20 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech dual-shot COVID-19 vaccine, a senior government official said on Tuesday, boosting plans to ramp up vaccinations from this month..
  • The first batch from Pfizer is expected to arrive later in April, Anban Pillay, deputy director-general at the Department of Health, told Reuters..
  • He said he was not allowed to disclose the price, but another person involved in vaccine negotiations said it was roughly $10 a dose..
  • With the J&J and Pfizer deals, the government will have enough vaccines for 41 million people, out of its population of around 60 million..
  • It has also made a down payment for up to 12 million doses from the COVAX Facility, the global vaccine distribution scheme co-led by the World Health Organization and partners including the Gavi vaccines alliance..
  • It is not clear whether the doses from COVAX and the AU would be of a single-shot vaccine, a dual-shot one or a mix of both….

Want to know more click here go to source.

From -
Close
Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in posts
Search in pages

Site Language


By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close