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#Mkhize: [Thread] We want to use the best #CovidVaccine for SA. The #501YV2 variant has impacted on the efficacy of jabs. The results showing the impact on the #astrazenecavaccine only became available on Fri. We now know it doesn't prevent mild/moderate #COVID19 disease in SA.
#Mkhize: Government's process of procuring the #AstraZenecaVaccine started before the new results on lack of efficacy in South Africa became available.
#Mkhize: The public has concerns about the expiry date of the #AstraZenecaVaccine. The vaccine has not expired yet. The doses would have been used up by the April expiry date with our original #VaccineforSouthAfrica roll-out strategy.
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BREAKING: The over 1 million AstraZeneca vaccines that arrived in SA on Monday expire in April. This was only picked up when they arrived in SA. They have a 6month life span.
#Vaccine #VaccineforSouthAfrica
The AstraZeneca vaccine was meant to be rolled out by Wednesday to healthcare workers. Scientists need to complete further studies due to new variant, therefore the rollout of #AstraZeneca has been put on hold.
Dr Zweli Mkhize says the #AstraZeneca vaccine will NOT be sent back. He says scientists will be concluding studies linked to the efficacy. But until then they won’t be sent back. They might be swapped out for newer stock as they expire in April. #AstraZeneca #Vaccine
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JUST IN: The rollout of AstraZeneca vaccine which had been scheduled to begin this week is now on temporary hold.
Instead there will be an expedited rollout of the J&J vaccine for health workers. #Vaccine #VaccineforSouthAfrica
From next week, for the next 4 weeks the country will be getting J&J and Pfizer vaccines. This will be used for healthcare workers. For now we keep AstraZeneca and wait for scientists to provide further studies on what to do. #VaccineforSouthAfrica
Dr Zweli Mkhize doesn’t give a clear answer if and when the AstraZeneca vaccine will expire. This means there needs to be clear indication how much time we have for studies to conclude around the AstraZeneca vaccine. #Vaccine #VaccineforSouthAfrica
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Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize together with others will brief the nation tonight regarding the vaccine. Reports have emerged that the AstraZeneca vaccine might not be as effective with the new 501Y.V2 variant of SARS-Cov-2. #vaccine
Minister Mkhize says this briefing is two fold, to give an update on the research done so far and secondly it’s to respond to the policy review to adjust some of the findings. #VaccineforSouthAfrica #Vaccine
Minister Mkhize says the trials done linked AstraZeneca have shown good results around the world. He does hint to some work still needing to be done here in South African and the vaccine. #VaccineforSouthAfrica #Vaccine
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