Health workers rollout is only 'part of a study'

J&J vaccine is not yet official, say experts

Isaac Mahlangu Senior reporter

The ongoing vaccination of healthcare workers nationwide is not the official Covid-19 vaccination programme but only part of a study on the Johnson & Johnson drug for clinical trial purposes. The drug, which landed in the country last week, is not part of the official covid-19 vaccination programme.

This is according to medical experts who told Sowetan that even though the government had hailed the J&J vaccine rollout to health workers as a milestone in the national vaccine rollout programme, the vaccine has not yet been approved for rollout but only for use under trial purposes...

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