Clear. 76.3   F New York
AI-Powered News Summarizer
Connect
Top Stories

Pfizer-BioNTech to start producing Covid-19 vaccines in South Africa in 2022

July 21, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

Compression ratio: 47.9%. 1 min read.

Pfizer and BioNTech will start to manufacture their Covid-19 vaccine in South Africa, they announced jointly on Wednesday, in a move that could significantly increase the availability of doses across the continent next year.

Johannesburg, South Africa (CNN)Pfizer and BioNTech will start to manufacture their Covid-19 vaccine in South Africa, they announced jointly on Wednesday, in a move that could significantly increase the availability of doses across the continent next year.

When fully operational, the companies said annual vaccine production would exceed 100 million doses, to be distributed exclusively within African countries.

Vaccination rates across Africa remain extremely low, with just over 20 million full vaccine doses administered to a population of over 1. 3 billion, according to data from the World Health Organization (WHO), which says only 1. 5% of the population has been fully vaccinated.

Many of those doses were scheduled to come from the Serum Institute of India, but exports were suspended amid India's disastrous second wave of Covid-19 and will not restart until the end of the year.

South Africa, where Pfizer/BioNTech will manufacture the much-needed doses, is currently in the throes of a deadly third wave triggered by the Delta variant.

We're launching our very own token $SMR on Binance Smart Chain.

Summarizer will soon be exclusive to $SMR holders.

by summa-bot

Summarizer is now on Google News and Telegram. Now you can get the latest AI summarized news on your favorite platform.

Don't like these above? We have an RSS Feed for you.

Suggestions