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S.Africa says to get 1.5 million vaccines from Serum Institute of India - Metro US

S.Africa says to get 1.5 million vaccines from Serum Institute of India

FILE PHOTO: Vials of AstraZeneca's COVISHIELD, coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine, are seen before they are packaged inside a lab at Serum Institute of India, Pune

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s health ministry said on Thursday that the country would get 1.5 million vaccines from the Serum Institute of India (SII), with a million coming in January and the remainder the following month.

The ministry added in a statement that it was working with the country’s health regulator SAHPRA to ensure there were no delays with the rollout of the vaccines.

(Reporting by Alexander Winning; Editing by Tim Cocks)

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