DAFF denies that OBP vaccines are faulty

Agricultural minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson has left farmers baffled after denying that there was ever a question over the efficacy of Onderstepoort Biological Products (OBP) vaccines.

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This despite investigations that were commissioned by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishers (DAFF) last year after Rift Valley Fever (RVF) vaccines failed. In responding to a question asked in parliament about OBP vaccines, Joemat-Pettersson denied that any investigation into the vaccines was necessary as the vaccines were “world class”.

Read the 15 June 2012 issue of FW for the full story.