Why you should still care about the AstraZeneca vaccine

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Why you should still care about the AstraZeneca vaccine

SA's million doses have been redistributed to 16 African countries. Was this a wise move? We look at the facts

Senior features writer

Why should South Africans care about the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine? After all, the country’s one million AZ doses have already been redistributed to 16 African countries, which received them eagerly to protect their healthcare workers.

The vials are not coming back.

What still needs attention, however, is the ongoing confusion about AstraZeneca’s safety and efficacy which has stirred mistrust over Covid-19 vaccines, worsening vaccine hesitancy...

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