The first batch of Pfizer vaccines donated to South Africa by the United States of The USA arrived in the nation on Saturday, 31 July. Acting Minister of Health Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane turned into once at the airport to receive the consignment and said that rest of the 5.6 million doses would arrive early subsequent week.
US DONATES PFIZER VACCINE TO SA, OTHER AFRICAN COUNTRIES
The US govt announced its vaccine donation to South Africa and other nations on the continent on 28 July. It forms fragment of President Joe Biden’s pledge to donate 500 million vaccine doses all over the globe.
Kubayi-Ngubane got 2.8 million Pfizer vaccine doses at O.R. Tambo airport in Johannesburg on Saturday – the first batch of what is the largest vaccine donation in the world in the past, which is being facilitated by COVAX.
“The subsequent batch will arrive on Tuesday [3 August] to present the 5.6 million doses donation,” said the acting successfully being minister.
“This donation will aid give protection to South Africans from the ravages of the COVID-19 virus and will attend continuing efforts to manufacture aid the South African financial system,” said Todd Haskell, who headed the US Mission.
The Aspen plant in Gqeberha also released 1.4 million doses of Johnson and Johnson vaccine this week, which are expected to make their technique to vaccination sites within the coming days.
Currently, vaccination is on the market to of us aged 35 and older and from 1 September all grownup South Africans (older than 18) will be eligible for the jab.