South Africa launches vaccine roll-out with Johnson & Johnson jab

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    South Africa has launched its vaccination campaign as part of an observational study using shots from manufacturer Johnson & Johnson.

    The government says it plans to give 500,000 of the single-dose vaccines mainly targeting healthcare workers.

    It is the first country in the world to use Johnson & Johnson’s jab against the more transmissible strain predominant in the country.

    The vaccination is almost 60 percent effective against moderate to severe forms of the new variant.

    Al Jazeera’s Fahmida Miller has more from Johannesburg, South Africa.

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