A time period sheet for 9 million J&J vaccine doses has been signed, in response to South Africa | information

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – South African Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said in parliament on Friday that the country had secured enough COVID-19 vaccines for at least 26 million people.

Africa’s most industrialized economy aims to vaccinate 40 million people, or two-thirds of its population, to achieve herd immunity.

It has recorded the highest number of coronavirus infections and deaths in the continent of Africa and received its first footage of the AstraZeneca vaccine from India this week.

A Health Department presentation said the government had signed a term sheet for 9 million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine at $ 10 per dose.

One of the requirements for J & J’s vaccine was to have an error-free system of compensation for adverse events.

The presentation added that Moderna had offered the country 200,000 doses of its COVID-19 vaccine in the second quarter at a price of $ 30-42 per dose, with additional doses available in the third quarter.

(Reporting by Wendell Roelf and Alexander Winning; editing by Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo and Chizu Nomiyama)

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