November 2021: Only 5 African nations projected to meet 40% Covid-19 vaccination goal

Less than 10% of African countries are projected to meet WHO’s goal of fully vaccinating 40% of their population against Covid-19 by the end of the year. The three countries that have reached coverage targets are Seychelles at 79%, Mauritius at 72%, and Morocco at 61% (per recent WHO data). Cape Verde and Tunisia are on track to hit 40% coverage by year-end. As of now, all African countries except Eritrea have reported starting Covid-19 vaccinations. Even though Covid-19 vaccine supply is expected to increase early next year, WHO warned that limited access to commodities such as syringes to administer the vaccines may slow the rollout. WHO AFRO; WHO Covid-19 Data

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