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Department of health under fire for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine

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On Friday, MPs slammed the Department of Health for administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to health staff. They chastised the department's Deputy Health Minister, Dr Joe Phaahla, and director-general, Dr Sandile Buthelezi, for failing to explain whether the Johnson & Johnson vaccines were being rolled out in full or as part of a clinical trial.

The vaccine rollout was being briefed to Parliament's health committee by Phaahla and Buthelezi. 

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine had been tested in human trials in South Africa in terms of Phase 3 around November and December last year, and it had shown to be successful against the 501Y.V2 variant, with more than a 57 percent efficacy when the variant was becoming dominant late last year, according to Phaahla.

"If members of the committee are somewhat uncertain about which is which, whether or not the first step of the rollout in its entirety is a trial and, if so, are healthcare staff very much aware of it, and what will be made of the second and third phase of the rollout," said concerned DA MP Siviwe Gwarube.

According to TimesLive, EFF MP Naledi Chirwa slammed the department for misleading the public and failing to explain that the vaccines were human trials and not a complete rollout of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Source: https://www.iol.co.za/news/politics/mps-slam-health-department-over-unethical-conduct-in-johnson-and-johnson-vaccine-rollout-6a364d0f-d65e-4810-bb11-5a8861995122

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