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14 million Africans have had jabs, with more local manufacturing slated

But continent is lagging behind, with less than 2% of vaccines administered to date globally being in Africa

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Nearly 14 million people in Africa have received Covid-19 vaccinations and 34.6 million doses have been delivered to member states, said Africa Centres for Disease Control (CDC) director (https://africacdc.org/covid-19/) John Nkengasong.

The front-runners in providing vaccinations so far are Morocco, which has reached 8,6 million people, Nigeria, at nearly one million people, and Ghana, which has administered 680,000 inoculations. SA stands at 290,000 vaccinations, Nkengasong said on Thursday at his weekly pandemic update.

Dr Matshidiso Moeti, World Health Organisation (WHO) regional director for Africa, said recently: “Less than 2% of the (832 million on Thursday) Covid-19 vaccine doses administered to date globally have been in Africa,” where most countries got their first doses only early in March...

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