Africa needs 21m COVID vaccines weekly to meet 10% population target by September


WHO says African countries will need 21 million COVID vaccine doses weekly to meet the 10 percent population target by September.

WHO regional director for Africa, Matshidiso Moeti, said this at a media briefing on Thursday.

“Nearly 70 percent of African countries will not reach the 10 percent vaccination target for all countries by the end of September at the current pace,” she said.

“Around 3.5 million to four million doses are administered weekly on the continent, but to meet the September target this must rise to 21 million doses at the very least each week.”

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