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SA set to receive another batch of Pfizer vaccines

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SA set to receive another batch of Pfizer vaccines. The donation is part of the Covax facility and the first batch of 2.8 million arrived on Saturday. South Africa is set to receive another batch of Pfizer vaccines from the US on Tuesday which is part of 5.6 million doses America donated.

The Health Department is welcoming the vaccines, saying it boosts the security of supply. This comes when doctors in South Africa, which accounts for more than 35 per cent of all cases recorded on the continent, are struggling with an unprecedented influx of patients.

Said Doctors’ Association chief Angelique Coetzee: Unlike past waves, this time the hospital system is not coping. South Africa’s average new daily infections have increased 15-fold since early April, with hospital admissions rising around 60 per cent.

South Africa says it has secured enough Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines to immunise 67 per cent of its 59 million inhabitants.

But the rollout has been hit by setbacks and only about 6.9 million people (14.8% of the population) have received a jab so far.

Source – Pindula News

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