Even though both the Sinovac and Astra-Zeneca vaccines are registered for use in the country the vaccines would, for now, not be rolled out in South Africa.
According to the Health Department’s deputy-director general, Dr. Nicholas Crisp challenges with availability would also see the vaccines not used locally, for the time-being.
Crisp says talks with manufacturers are on-going to, in future, use their vaccines in the country’s vaccination programme.
Follow the Department of Health’s latest Covid-19 briefing here.
- Not enough capacity to offer full-time weekend vaccinations.
- Government aims to vaccinate 40-million adults by the end of 2021.
- Health Department focusing on increasing Covid-19 vaccine demand.
— Department of Health (@HealthZA) August 29, 2021
VIRTUAL BRIEFING ON COVID-19 AND VACCINATION ROLLOT PLANS
— Department of Health (@HealthZA) August 26, 2021