Africa CDC: Johnson & Johnson an Option to Supply Delay Of Other COVID-19 Vaccines

Africa CDC says there may be a need for people to take the Johnson and Johnson jab once it arrives in the continent, as an option, if by then there will still be no supply of other vaccines they had earlier taken as a first dose. The continent has made a deal with the company to have a supply of at least 200 million doses to begin arriving from July this year.
Johnson and Johnson will be a one jab vaccine as compared to the others that require two doses.
Many African countries have vaccinated their citizens with the AstraZeneca vaccine supplied by the World Health Organization supported COVAX facility.
However, supply of more batches is still uncertain as India, which manufactures the vaccine under the India Serum Institute has stopped export because of among other issues demand by India that domestic demand be satisfied first especially now as it grapples with a new wave of the COVID -19 pandemic.

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