Source: Ferial Haffajee, Daily Maverick, 15 April 2021, photo credit: ABC News
South Africa’s vaccine task team believes that 67% of people over 18 can be inoculated by the end of December. The Johnson & Johnson pause will not impact the roll-out, says the vaccine Ministerial Advisory Committee chairperson.
If the current rate of vaccination continues, it will take most of us 16 years, give or take, to get a jab, according to Media Hack, the vaccine calculator.
But South Africa’s vaccine task team reckons that the target of 67% immunisation can be achieved by December as stock scales up from April 21.
A rare thrombosis noted in six women vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson (J&J) in the US has caused a seven- to 10-day pause there and in Europe; SA has stopped its trial too. The J&J vaccine had been given to 6.7 million people in the US before the clotting was reported.