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INFOGRAPHIC | Timeline of SA's Covid-19 vaccine acquisition efforts - and how we compare

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In the dark: Health minister Zweli Mkhize's department delayed initiating discussions with vaccine makers. Photo - Melinda Stuurman
In the dark: Health minister Zweli Mkhize's department delayed initiating discussions with vaccine makers. Photo - Melinda Stuurman

A timeline of key events around South Africa and the world's efforts to secure Covid-19 vaccines illustrates how we were left behind as globally, countries snapped up millions of doses.

The timeline shows what we know so far about government's negotiations with major pharmaceutical companies, manufacturers and countries, and contains publicly available information as well as dates from News24's own reporting and some provided by health officials.

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