US donation of almost 5.7-m Pfizer vaccines en route to SA

 

Business Day reported on July 29, that the US government is shipping a donation of 5.66-m Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccines to SA, with the first consignment expected to land on July 31 and the rest on August 2. This donation is the biggest yet made by the US to an African nation and will go via the international vaccine sharing programme Covax, co-ordinated by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Global Access to Vaccines Initiative. The size of the donation to SA was determined in partnership with the African Union (AU) and is part of the first 25-m vaccine doses the US will share with Africa.

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