South Africa could get 20 mln more J&J vaccine doses, health minister says

PUBLISHED: Fri, 12 Mar 2021 08:22:03 GMT

CAPE TOWN, March 12 (Reuters) – The South African government’s agreement with Johnson & Johnson for 11 million COVID-19 vaccine doses includes an option for an additional 20 million doses depending on the availability of stock, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said in a written reply to a question from a lawmaker seen by Reuters on Friday.

(Reporting by Wendell Roelf Writing by Alexander Winning; Editing by Emma Rumney)

(c) Copyright Thomson Reuters 2021. Click For Restrictions –

Sign Up for Our Newsletter Daily Update
Get the best of CNBC Africa sent straight to your inbox with breaking business news, insights and updates from experts across the continent.
Get this delivered to your inbox, and more info about about our products and services. By signing up for newsletters, you are agreeing to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.