SA takes a stab at producing its home-grown vaccines in nine months
Consortium teams up with WHO and Covax to take a ‘historic and the right step in the right direction’
SA could produce its own Covid-19 vaccine as early as the first quarter of 2022.
This follows the launch of a “vaccine hub” by the World Health Organisation on Monday.
The world body announced it would be working with its Covax partners and a SA consortium – comprising local pharmaceutical company Biovac, vaccine manufacturer Afrigen Biologics and Vaccines, a network of universities and the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – to establish its first Covid-19 mRNA vaccine technology transfer hub to scale up production and access to Covid-19 vaccines...