Virologists hopeful Astrazeneca vaccine approved in the coming weeks


South Africa could soon be receiving its first batch of Covid-19 vaccines from Covax – a global vaccine distribution scheme. On Friday, the Department of Health announced that it is on track to sign an agreement with the Covax facility, co-led by the World Health Organisation (WHO) by 15 December.

South Africa is seeking to purchase vaccines for 10 percent of the population. How much progress is being made in this regard? We now welcome Professor of Vaccinology in the School of Pathology at the University of the Witwatersrand and Director of the Medical Research Council Vaccines and Infectious Diseases Analytics Research Unit (VIDA), Professor Shabir Madhi…


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