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S.Africa trying to get COVID-19 vaccines as soon as February, minister says

JOHANNESBURG, Jan 3 (Reuters) - South Africa is trying to get COVID-19 vaccines as soon as February, but the timing will depend on bilateral negotiations with pharmaceutical companies, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said on Sunday.

Mkhize added at a news conference that the government's aim was to vaccinate a minimum of 67% of the country's population of roughly 60 million people to reach herd immunity.

(Reporting by Alexander Winning, Editing by Timothy Heritage)