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Why Most African Nations are to Miss Month-End Virus Vaccination Target



Nations all over the world had set targets for the covid-19 jab in line with the WHO target for countries to fully vaccinate 10% of their most vulnerable population by the end of the month. However, in Africa, almost 80% of countries will fail to meet a target set by the world’s highest health policy-setting body to fully vaccinate 10% of their most vulnerable populations against the coronavirus by the end of the month.

Data from the World Health Organization shows that at the current inoculations and vaccine delivery rate, 42 out of 54 African nations will miss the goal set by the World Health Assembly in May, WHO Director for Africa Matshidiso Moeti said during a weekly virtual briefing on Thursday.

The Challenges in Africa remain and include limited access to vaccines, to infrastructure issues, to scepticism around vaccines among other factors

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