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South Africa Set to Use J&J Shots After Resolving Contract Spat

  • Disagreement fixed without compromising country’s position
  • Health minister said company made ‘unreasonable demands’
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South Africa plans to begin issuing Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine to the general public next month after settling a contractual dispute with the U.S. drugmaker.

The outstanding matters relating to the order for 31 million doses were resolved “without compromising the position of South Africa,” Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, an acting minister in the presidency, told reporters following the cabinet’s bi-monthly meeting on Thursday.