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.

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