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nehawu80EWN reports that the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) has welcomed the Health Department's signing of a crucial contract with US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer that will see South Africa receive 20-million Covid-19 vaccine doses.

Delivery is expected from the middle of the month. Last month, Cabinet announced that the country's second phase of the Covid-19 vaccine rollout would begin in May, targeting over 13 million people. Together with the Johnson & Johnson agreement for 30 million vaccines, the scene is finally set for SA to begin the rollout of the country's vaccine programme. So far, some 260,000 healthcare workers have been vaccinated across the country. "As Nehawu, we welcome the signing of a contract with Pfizer for the supply of 20 million vaccines. We hope that government will work extra hard to get more vaccines as the vaccination programme has been running very slowly and we are slowly approaching the third wave,” Nehawu’s Khaya Xhaba indicated.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Thando Kubheka at EWN
  • Read too, SA signs deal for 20 million Pfizer Covid-19 doses, at TimesLIVE

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