(SOUTH AFRICA) #Coronavirus Report: Country has been in talks with various #COVID19 vaccine manufacturers, including those in the West, Russia and China, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has said with intention to immunise 67-percent of its population by the year-end #AceHealthDesk report

#AceHealthReport – Jan.04: Speaking at a briefing on the national vaccine strategy on Sunday, the minister noted that the country aimed to immunize 67 percent of its population by the year-end. South Africans are set to start receiving #COVID19 shots from February, and most vulnerable groups will be the first in line:

#Coronavirus Report: South Africa in talks with #COVID19 vaccine manufacturers with intention to immunise 67-percent of population commencing with most vulnerable first

According to Mkhize, the country has been in contact with a spate of vaccine manufactures, but since it has signed non-disclosure agreements, it cannot reveal many details: “[We are in] discussions in relation to Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca … with some representatives from Russian vaccine [manufactures] and from Chinese [ones],” he added:

South Africa has the largest COVID-19 tally on the continent. The country has confirmed over 1.1 million cases, including more than 900,000 recoveries and some 29,500 deaths:

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