Brian Sokutu
Senior Print Journalist
2 minute read
11 Feb 2021
6:25 am

Scramble to sell vaccine with expiry date around the corner

Brian Sokutu

Mkhize can’t provide answers during presentation.

South Africa received its first batch of one million doses of Covid-19 vaccine from India on Monday. Picture: GCIS

With South Africa running against time on what to do with one million doses of the Indian-manufactured AstraZeneca vaccine due to expire by April, there has been a scramble by other drug manufacturers and countries, lobbying government to sell the much-needed drug. Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize, who is “awaiting advice and guidance” from scientists, is expected to spell out the country’s position on the AstraZeneca vaccine – received with much fanfare and originally meant to cover front-line healthcare workers on Thursday. ALSO READ: SA switches gear on Covid-19 vaccine strategy – Mkhize Mkhize, his deputy Dr Joe Phaahla and department...