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Vaccine equity is crucial for Africa, but there won’t be a gold rush: study

Research by UCT’s Lung Institute highlights the granular details of vaccine hesitancy on the continent

Senior science reporter

Vaccine inequity has become a sticking point, with the World Health Organisation (WHO) recently slamming it as a phenomenon that puts everyone at risk and affects the most vulnerable in the poorest countries.

A new study by the University of Cape Town (UCT) has now highlighted the granular detail of how it could look if and when vaccines became more readily available in Africa.

It suggests that while there would be high uptake, with positive effects on public health, it wouldn’t necessarily be the gold-rush effect one might expect...

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