South Africa rejects Russian Sputnik vaccine over HIV fears

Russia Sputnik V vaccine

A vial with Russia's new coronavirus vaccine is seen prior to a vaccination of a volunteer in a post-registration trials, Moscow, September 10, 2020.

Photo credit: Natalia Kolesnikova | AFP

South Africa's health products regulator on Monday said it would not approve Russia's Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine due to concerns it could increase the risk of HIV infection among men.


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