The 1.5 million AstraZeneca vaccines obtained by South Africa, which will expire in April, will be kept until scientists give clear indications on their use. File photo: AP
The 1.5 million AstraZeneca vaccines obtained by South Africa, which will expire in April, will be kept until scientists give clear indications on their use. File photo: AP

Coronavirus: South Africa halts AstraZeneca vaccine drive

  • South Africa data showed AstraZeneca shot had limited efficacy against country’s dominant virus variant
  • A World Health Organization panel will meet in Geneva to examine the shot

The 1.5 million AstraZeneca vaccines obtained by South Africa, which will expire in April, will be kept until scientists give clear indications on their use. File photo: AP
The 1.5 million AstraZeneca vaccines obtained by South Africa, which will expire in April, will be kept until scientists give clear indications on their use. File photo: AP
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