Only 5 African countries may fully vaccinate 40% of population by year-end - WHO Africa
Only five African countries will meet the target of fully vaccinating 40% of their populations against COVID-19 unless the pace of inoculations accelerates across the continent, World Health Organization said on Thursday.
WHO Africa said in a statement that Kenya, Rwanda and South Africa have already experienced delays in receiving syringes."Early next year COVID-19 vaccines will start pouring into Africa, but a scarcity of syringes could paralyse progress. Drastic measures must be taken to boost syringe production, fast," said Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Africa's director.
So far, the continent has fully vaccinated 77 million people, just 6% of its population.About 50 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have arrived on the continent this month, almost double September's arrivals, WHO Africa said."However, at the current pace, Africa still faces a 275 million shortfall of COVID-19 vaccines against the year-end target of fully vaccinating 40% of its people," it said.Read more: Sowetan LIVE »
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