Hardly any effect on mutant: South Africa asks for vaccine withdrawal


Hardly any effect on mutant
South Africa asks for vaccine withdrawal

Last week, South Africa received a million doses of the vaccine from Astrazeneca. However, it hardly protects against the corona variant prevailing in the country.  The  government is therefore asking the manufacturer from India to withdraw the agent.
South Africa has asked the Serum Institute of India (SII) to withdraw one million doses of Astrazeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine. This is reported by the Indian newspaper “Economic Times”. A confirmation from the South African government has not yet been received. © www.de24.news

 The  company has not yet commented on the report either.

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 The  SII is the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer and produces Astrazeneca’s vaccine. A clinical study last week, however, showed that the agent only offers minimal protection against mild and moderate illnesses after infection with the coronavirus variant B.1.351, which is prevalent in South Africa. © www.de24.news

 The  South African health minister had therefore announced that the country would suspend the introduction of the vaccine.

South Africa received one million doses of vaccine from SII last week. Another delivery of 500,000 cans should arrive in the country in the next few weeks.

Instead, South Africa wants to continue its vaccination campaign with the not yet approved vaccine from the American pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson. © www.de24.news

 The  Ministry of Health recently announced that this will be administered in a so-called implementation study. In the planned first phase of the vaccination campaign, around 1.25 million health workers are to be vaccinated. It has been proven that the Johnson & Johnson vaccination is effective against the variant prevalent in South Africa, it said. “© www.de24.news

 The  necessary approval procedures for use in South Africa are currently ongoing.”

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