Only 3% of South Africans to get COVID-19 vaccine in first half of 2021

Jamie McKane

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Only 3% of South Africans to get COVID-19 vaccine in first half of 2021

There will only be enough Covax vaccines distributed to South Africa to cover 3% of its population in the first half of 2021, the City Press reports.

Speaking in a webinar, Deputy director-general of health Dr Anban Pillay said that each of the 190 countries set to receive the Covax vaccine would only get enough to cover 3% of their populations in this period.
 

CAPS LOCK

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Cost R2.2 billion for 3% of the pop, do I read it correctly?

Anyhow, would like to see cost breakdown per vaccine.
 

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This will turn out like Queen Kopdoek tender for essentially fake antiretrovirals thanks to kickbacks and many people died due to the fake cr@p she allowed to be distributed.

This vaccine is already in brand new territory but it will not surprise me if Queen Kopdoek end up distributing sugar water injections.
 

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What i'm trying to find out, cause it seems there's not much info is - is Covax THE ONLY Vaccine source South Africa is using? Are we not or have we not approached others in parallel to purchase?

What happened to manufacturing locally? And the J&J Vaccine? (which i don't think is the Covax one)
 

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What i'm trying to find out, cause it seems there's not much info is - is Covax THE ONLY Vaccine source South Africa is using? Are we not or have we not approached others in parallel to purchase?

What happened to manufacturing locally? And the J&J Vaccine? (which i don't think is the Covax one)

It's still very early days, with most of the approved vaccines already pre-allocated, a long list still undergoing testing, limited production, and huge worldwide demand. Don't expect too much anytime soon.

Some background reading:
 
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