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.
The South African Pork Producers’ Organisation (SAPPO) coordinates industry interventions and collaboratively manages risks in the value chain to enable the sustainability and profitability of pork producers in South Africa.