Aspen Pharmacare is in discussions to expand its vaccine production capacity beyond Covid-19 to jabs

for other diseases, according to CEO Stephen Saad. Aspen has the capacity to produce up to 1.35-bn

vaccine doses at its sterile manufacturing facility in Gqeberha and is using less than a quarter of that capacity to help make Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 shot, reported Business Day (September 2021) The company aims to ramp up Covid-19 vaccine production from 300-m to 450-m doses a year by February, and to 700-m doses a year by January 2023, but would still have scope to make other kinds of shots.

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