Prof Shabir Madhi 'mortified' at decision on AstraZeneca vaccine, says it might expire

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Professor of vaccinology Shabir Madhi
Professor of vaccinology Shabir Madhi
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The story: Professor Shabir Madhi, a professor of vaccinology, says he is "mortified" that the government "abandoned" the AstraZeneca vaccine.

The details: Madhi, who was part of the AstraZeneca vaccine trials, claims that it is useful among high-risk groups, and the batch SA ordered is now at risk of expiring.

The background: SA initially ordered a batch of AstraZeneca vaccines, but later decided not to use them. These vaccines are being shared with other African countries.

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