SA paused AstraZeneca, but here’s why volunteers will still take it

This feels like an unexpected bonus of being a volunteer

15 February 2021 - 20:28 By claire keeton

South Africans on the trial to test the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine will be offered the vaccine in March — even if the AstraZeneca vaccine is not rolled out as part of the national vaccination programme — the scientists have told the volunteers, including myself.

Dr Edson Makambwa said on Monday, after my fifth visit to the research site at UCT Lung Institute: “AstraZeneca has made the vaccine available for all participants and investigators in the ChAdOx vaccine trial (as it is known in SA)...

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