15 million people to receive Pfizer vaccine

Government decided on Tuesday evening to temporarily halt the use of the vaccine. That after the United States put a pause to its J&J rollout after six people reported rare blood clots. eNCA’s Heidi Giokos has more. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says Pfizer has committed to supply batches of vaccines weekly.

He says the first is expected to arrive on 3 May.

READ: No-refund clauses in J&J and Pfizer vaccine agreements: Mkhize

At least 15 million people will receive two Pfizer jabs.

This as South Africa has suspended its Johnson & Johnson vaccine rollout.

Six people in the United States reported rare blood clots. 


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