World Health Organisation to deliver urgent update on Oxford vaccine – Statement in hours

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The statement, expected at 3pm was moved up from the original schedule of Thursday mid-day.

The press conference will be joined by its panel of experts known as SAGE (Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunisation).

South Africa has paused the rollout of the vaccine following data in a small clinical trial that showed it did not protect against mild to moderate illness from the 501Y.V2 variant of the coronavirus now dominant in the country.

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