The acting Health Minister, Mmamoloko Kubayi says the close to 3-million doses of Covid-19 vaccine, received from the United States over the weekend, will significantly boost South Africa’s vaccination capabilities.

Kubayi over the weekend took receipt of 2.8-million Pfizer vaccine doses at the OR Tambo International Airport.

The Minister says a further 5.6-million doses will be delivered tomorrow.

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The US consulate here in Cape Town says the millions of doses of Covid-19 vaccines, donated to South Africa by the US government, will help the country increase its vaccination figure even further over the next few weeks.

The Joe Biden administration this week announced that it will ship up to 10-million doses of vaccine to Africa, with more than 6-million doses that will be delivered to South Africa.

The Deputy spokesperson at US Embassy in Cape Town, Nicholas Hersh says South Africa will receive the first shipment of Pfizer-vaccines by Saturday.

Hersh says the US government pledged to donate 500-million vaccine doses to countries around the world.

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