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    Zimbabwe approves use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine

    The Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ) has approved the use of the single-dose Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 vaccine in the country. MCAZ is responsible for protecting public and animal health by ensuring that accessible medicines and allied substances and medical devices are safe, effective and of good quality through enforcement of adherence to standards by manufacturers and distributors. It…

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    Govt rejects Johnson & Johnson vaccines, cites possible side-effects

    Zimbabwe’s government has turned down a donation of three million doses from the African Union (AU) of the highly potent single dose Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine citing lack of storage facilities. This comes at a time there is a spike in Covid-19 infections with the country having recorded over 1 000 new cases Saturday alone. Finance Ministry permanent secretary…

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    South Africa receives first batch of Johnson & Johnson vaccines

    THE first 80 000 doses of the have arrived at O R Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. The vaccines will be moved to a secure facility in Gauteng from where they will be distributed to vaccination centres in all provinces. The single-dose vaccines will be used to vaccinate frontline healthcare workers in both the private and public sectors. Meanwhile, the…

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