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SA to go with Covax vaccine scheme for 10% of population

According to director of affordable medicines at the health ministry.
The vulnerable, healthcare workers and priority groups will be first in line. Image: Shutterstock

The South African government is going with the Covax global Covid-19 vaccine distribution scheme, with a committed purchase for 10% of its population of 58 million, a senior health official told Reuters.

Khadija Jamaloodien, director of affordable medicines at the health ministry, added that South Africa had not yet signed the commitment agreement to participate in the Covax facility as it was still working through administrative processes.

The country’s initial strategy is to protect the vulnerable, including healthcare workers and priority groups, she said.

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So who is going to determine which 10% will be part of the programme – sincerely hope that all recipients are taxpayers and not the usual hangers on

58 million is more than 50 percent of the population. Not 10 percent.
Or have I got something wrong.

“10% of the 58 million”

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