Pfizer will ship 4.5 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine to South Africa by June, health minister Zweli Mkhize said on Sunday, as reported by Fidelity.
The first batch of 325,260 doses will arrive in the country Sunday night, Mkhize said. He added that they expect the 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," a statement said.
South Africa has secured 30 million doses of Pfizer's vaccine.
The country also approved Johnson & Johnson's vaccine in early April and has ordered 31 million doses of the vaccine.
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