South Africa’s drugs regulator SAHPRA has confirmed that an emergency use application for the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech has been approved.
According to Reuters, so far, South Africa has ordered 20 million doses of the vaccine, but it is not confirmed as to when they will arrive.
As of Tuesday, March 16, the number of vaccines given to healthcare workers in South African stands at 147 753, notes BusinessTech.
SAHPRA mentioned to Reuters that the approval of the vaccine depends on efficacy and safety while monitoring its efficacy against a dominant coronavirus variant.
The government hopes to receive 117,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine before the end of this month.
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