SA pays deposit to secure COVID-19 vaccine

File: COVID-19 vaccine.

File: COVID-19 vaccine.

AFP/Ben Stansall

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa has paid the deposit to secure the COVID-19 vaccine.

This after the country missed the December 15 deadline.

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R283-million has been paid to the Vaccine Alliance to secure South Africa’s entry into the COVAX facility.

The down payment represents 15-percent of the total cost of securing access to the vaccines.

This will enable 10-percent of the population to access the vaccine once it becomes available.


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