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South Africa Covid Vaccine Plant May Shut on a Lack of Orders

  • Aspen makes Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 shots in Africa
  • South Africa firm says it may have to stop manufacturing
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African efforts to produce Covid-19 vaccines on the continent may face a setback amid a dearth of orders for the injections.

Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Ltd. informed the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention it’s concerned about a lack of requests for Covid-19 vaccines and may close that manufacturing line if nothing changes, the head of the African Union’s public health agency said.