SA’s Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine rollout in peril after ‘disappointing’ report

New research shows the vaccine ‘fails to prevent mild and moderate Covid from SA strain’

07 February 2021 - 21:45 By Donato Paolo Mancini, Hannah Kuchler, David Pilling, Clive Cookson and Joseph Cotterill

Less than a week after the first million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine arrived in SA, a leading expert has suggested it should not yet be distributed.

One million doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine arrived at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport last week, with the shots expected to be distributed to the country’s health-care workers as part of the first phase of SA’s vaccine rollout...

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