South Africa to get 4.5m doses of Covid-19 Vaccines from Pfizer by June

South Africa to get 4.5m doses of Covid-19 Vaccines from Pfizer by June

 

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize of South Africa in a statement on Sunday, said Pfizer Inc will bring in 4.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to that country by June.

Mkhize said the first batch of 325,260 doses will arrive in the country Sunday night, adding that they will be expecting same number of doses to arrive on a weekly basis.

“The vaccine supply will increase to an average of 636,480 doses weekly from 31 May which will see us accumulating close to 4.5 million doses by the end of June,” the statement added.

South Africa health authorities also approved Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine in early April and the government has ordered 31 million doses of the one-shot vaccine.

The country has secured 30 million doses of Pfizer’s two-shot vaccine.

Source: Reuters