Category Archives: Biovac

702. coverage: Tight security in place as COVID-19 vaccine is stored and distributed by Biovac

CEO Dr Morena Makhoana reflects on how the company will store and distribute the vaccines. The first consignment of the COVID-19 vaccines arrived at OR Tambo International Airport on Monday afternoon. Frontline healthcare workers are first in line for vaccination and will get two jabs four weeks apart. Biovac, a Cape Town based bio-pharmaceutical company,&nbspREAD MORE >

Daily Maverick coverage. Covid-19: What local vaccine production means

Aspen Pharmacare will not produce Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine itself in South Africa. Instead, Aspen will be one of six sites globally responsible for putting the vaccine into vials and packing the jabs for distribution, Johnson & Johnson Chief Scientific Officer, Paul Stoffels, confirmed late on Tuesday. Vaccines go through several different stages from&nbspREAD MORE >

Bloomberg coverage: Biovac manufactures leading six-in-one paediatric vaccine in SA

Biovac, South Africa’s state vaccine company, has started manufacturing a pediatric vaccine under license from Sanofi Pasteur, marking the first time an inoculation has been made in the country since the mid-1990s. The Hexaxim vaccine protects against six leading childhood diseases – diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, hepatitis B, haemophilus influenza B and poliomyelitis. “Biovac is extremely&nbspREAD MORE >