2.5m Sinovac vaccine doses readily available

A health worker preparing a COVID-19 vaccine. AFP/Anthony Wallace

JOHANNESBURG - The local partner for the Sinovac vaccine is assuring the public it's effective against the Delta variant of the coronavirus.

That's after a Lancet study found BioNTech vaccines such as Pfizer produce ten-times more antibodies.

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The Numolux group says 2.5-million doses of Sinovac's COVID-19 vaccine can be made available if approved.

Additionally, the vaccine has a shelf-life of 24 months and can be stored in a normal refrigerator.


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