03 Sep 2021

South Africa will no longer send J&J vaccines to Europe, AU envoy says

An arrangement in which South Africa would ship Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 vaccines to Europe has been suspended according to the African Union Special Envoy for Covid-19 response. The suspension is in part due to interventions by the South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen,

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17 Feb 2021

South Africa scraps AstraZeneca, pivots to Johnson & Johnson vaccine

South Africa is giving up its stock of Oxford-AstaZeneca Covid-19 vaccines to the African Union and instead is seeking to vaccinate its population with the single-dose Johnson & Johnson drug. The changes in the Covid-19 vaccination policy come after the AstraZeneca vaccine proved to offer minimal protection against the variant

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14 Oct 2020

Johnson & Johnson Halt All Covid-19 Vaccine Trials Over ‘Unexplained Illness’

Johnson & Johnson, a US-based pharmaceutical company, has put its COVID-19 vaccine trials on hold due to safety concerns following an unexplained illness in a participant. AstraZeneca made a similar move in September for identical reasons. The company released a statement on Monday, claiming that it was unclear what caused

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