Pfizer to supply 4.5 mln doses of COVID-19 vaccine to South Africa by June - (Fidelity via NewsPoints Desk)

  • 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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