More Vaccines Procured, No Time Frames

Written by on 29 March, 2021

By: Zilungile Mkhize

President Cyril Ramaphosa has confirmed that South Africa will be receiving 30-million Johnson & Jonson vaccines in due course.

He has been addressing media during a visit to an Aspen Factory in the Eastern Cape, where J&J is producing its COVID-19 vaccine.

Ramaphosa has not given a time frame for when the country will receive the jabs, but says having them produced locally places the country in a better condition than where it was a few months ago.

Last week he confirmed that government would miss the deadline to inoculate at least 60% of the population, by the end of the year.

Johnson & Jonson has committed to producing 200-million doses for the entire African continent, a number that might still rise in the near future.

Ramaphosa adds that South Africa is trailing far behind developed countries, when it comes vaccinating its people.



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