2.2 Million Pfizer Vaccine Doses Arrive in South Africa From the US

2.2 Million Pfizer Vaccine Doses Arrive in South Africa From the US

  • The United States of America has donated a further 2.2 million Covid-19 vaccines to South Africa
  • The vaccines arrive on Saturday, adding to the already 5.6 million vaccines already donated
  • This is the largest donation of vaccines the US has made in a bilateral agreement

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Johannesburg - The United States of America has donated 2.2 million more Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines. The jabs arrived in South Africa to help with the vaccine rollout.

So far South Africa has vaccinated over 11.6 million people and is on target to vaccinate 70% of its population by December.

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The US has donated 2.2 million Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines to South Africa. Photo credit: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg, Al Drago/Bloomberg
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CNN reported that the latest donation is part of President Joe Biden's promise to donate 500 million vaccines to countries around the world.

South Africa has already received 5.6 million doses from the US, the largest donation the superpower has made in the fight against Covid-19.

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ABC News reported that South Africa has bought 31 million Johnson & Johnson vaccines which will be delivered in large batches from overseas.

South Africa is currently fighting the latest surge in the virus being driven by the delta variant.

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The charismatic party leader, who in his eight years at the helm of the left-wing political movement he founded after being cast out by the ANC, in 2013, has publicly asserted his convictions devoid of hesitation.

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Earlier, Briefly News South Africans may be required by the government to get the coronavirus vaccine, this is according to Minister of Health Joe Phaahla.

While Phaahla says vaccinations may be mandatory, the government has not yet made a definitive decision on the matter, according to a report by EWN.

According to Phaahla, the government is now discussing with several stakeholders the practicality of making vaccines mandatory but they are merely investigating their options at this time.

He added that at the moment the government is looking into limiting entertainment and access to workplaces for individuals who choose the jab.

Source: Briefly.co.za

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