Exporting millions of doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine from South Africa, adds to vaccine-colonialism.

This, according to a consortium of civil society and health organisations which this week reacted to a New York Times report that millions of doses of the J&J vaccine, produced in the Eastern Cape, are being exported to other parts of the World.

It is not only South Africa that is pulling at the short end of the agreement with Johnson and Johnson but also other African countries.

Professor Matthew Kavanaugh, of the Georgetown University in the USA, says the whole incident is a repeat of history, where European countries and companies put their own people first.

Kavanaugh says if this continues happening, vaccine inequity would continue occurring.

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