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Location will determine vaccine type in SA’s university rollout

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Johnson & Johnson Covid jab to be used where cold chain poses challenge

South Africa’s higher education vaccination programme is underway with universities given different vaccines depending on their location, higher education minister Blade Nzimande has said.

“We will be rolling out Johnson & Johnson vaccines across our rural districts as this requires cold storage facilities at higher temperatures than Pfizer and other mRNA vaccines,” Nzimande told a 23 July news conference to launch the programme. The programme kicked off the following day.

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