SAPHRA gives Pfizer/BioNtech vaccines go ahead
SAHPRA, the SA medicines regulator, granted a Section 21 authorisation for the Pfizer/BioNTech
COVID-19 vaccine, branded Comirnaty, clearing the way for the shot to be imported and administered before it has been registered in SA, reported Business Day (17 March 2021). However, it is still not clear when the vaccines will arrive in SA.
Last week, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize told Parliament that 600 000 doses ofPfizer’s vaccine were expected by end-March.