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Needle times


● Early this week: Final batch of 200,000 Johnson & Johnson vaccines arrive for phase 1 of the vaccinatio­n programme, the Sisonke implementa­tion study among health workers. Pfizer is expected to finalise supply schedule for 20m vials of its two-dose vaccine

● April 16: Online vaccinatio­n registrati­on begins

● April 22-24: 1.1m J&J doses due to be delivered from the Aspen plant in Gqeberha. They will be given to health workers and high-risk individual­s

● Late April: First batch of Pfizer vials expected to arrive

● May/June: J&J to deliver 900,000 vaccine doses, possibly from Belgium

● May 17: Mass vaccinatio­n rollout begins, prioritisi­ng over60s, over-40s in employment and those living in communal settings such as prisons

● October 17: Rollout of vaccines begins for under-40s

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