File: COVID-19 vaccines are seen kept on the table at a vaccination site. AFP/Chandan Khanna

JOHANNESBURG – Lobby group Business for South Africa says the private sector is more than equipped to speed up the nation’s vaccination drive, but access to vaccines is a stumbling block.

It says companies and private clinics are opening up sites across the country daily.

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The group’s chair Martin Kingston says the withdrawal of two million Johnson & Johnson doses over contamination concerns was a big setback.

He says like many other countries, South Africa is waiting on manufacturers.

Source eNCA


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