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Covid vaccine usage a shot in the arm for Africa, but SA is lagging

Our vaccine coverage is below that of 26 African countries, says CDC, with Rwanda a ‘remarkable success story’

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African countries have used up nearly 60% of their Covid-19 vaccines by delivering 22,4 million jabs into arms, said Africa CDC chief Dr John Nkengasong on Thursday.

A single dose has been delivered to 1,48% of the continent’s population and 0,4% are fully covered.

New cases of Covid-19 have declined by 6% on average during the past month and the number of infections stands at 4,6 million, he said at his weekly update...

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