Stamford Advocate

South African activists slam J&J on vaccine exports


Health activists in Africa have slammed Johnson & Johnson for exporting vaccines produced in South Africa to countries in Europe, which have already immunized a large proportion of their population­s and often have a surplus of vaccines. The J&J doses were exported from South Africa, where they had been assembled, despite the pressing need for vaccines across the continent where less than 3 percent of Africa’s 1.3 billion people have been fully vaccinated. The South African activists on Tuesday called for a full disclosure of the South African government’s contracts with Johnson & Johnson and other vaccine manufactur­ers and threatened legal action to get the informatio­n.

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