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Vaccine Equity in the Spotlight: While Many Nations are Battling for First Dose Rich Nations are Getting Booster Shots



Most of Africa and many other developing nations are yet to see 25% of their populations vaccinated. However in most advanced nations that have already vaccinated over 50% of their populations, there is now the rollout of Covid-19 booster shots by a growing number of wealthy nations. A move decried by the WHO to have  made a “mockery of vaccine equity,” World Health Organization Director for Africa Matshidiso Moeti said.

“High-income countries have already, on average, administered more than 103 Covid-19 vaccine doses per 100 people, whereas in Africa that number stands at six,” Moeti told reporters during a weekly virtual briefing on Thursday.


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