WHO, Gavi not planning vaccine buys from SA’s Aspen
12 May 2022 | 12:44 pm
The World Health Organization and its COVID-19 vaccine partner Gavi have said they are not currently planning to buy shots from South Africa's Aspen - whose CEO is warning a lack of demand threatens local production.
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