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S.Africa to begin Covid vaccine rollout with Johnson & Johnson jab

By AFP
10 February 2021   |   3:36 pm
South Africa plans to kickstart its Covid-19 vaccination campaign with Johnson & Johnson jabs after withholding a batch of AstraZeneca doses following doubts over the shot's efficacy. The country worst-hit by the pandemic in Africa had suspended its vaccine rollout - meant to begin with Oxford/AstraZeneca - after scientists found the shot failed to prevent mild and moderate illness caused by a local virus variant known as 501Y.V2.

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