Government plans to inoculate 1.25-m healthcare workers in the first phase of its national vaccination strategy, however, only half that number of shots seems to be confirmed.

In terms of the Covax agreement a first delivery of 3.1-m doses can be expected with another half a million doses by the end of March. According to Covax’s interim distribution plan SA’s share of the initial 337-m vaccine doses it has secured on behalf of 92 low- and middle-income countries includes 2.976-m doses of AstraZeneca’s vaccine and 117 000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech shot. Both are doubles-hot regimens.

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