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South Africa to Acquire 1.5 Million Covid-19 Vaccines from Serum Institute of India

E-News | 07/01/2021 06:32 PM | Click to read full article

South Africa says it will import 1.5 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to inoculate the country's health workers. This is South Africa's first announcement of the purchase of a COVID-19 vaccine as cases there soar.

The first 1 million doses will be delivered later this month from the Serum Institute of India, followed by an additional 500,000 doses in February, Health Minister Zwelini Mkhize announced Thursday.