COVID-19: Vaccine shortfall, lack of fund hit Africa’s inoculation drive

Africa’s rollout of coronavirus vaccines is being undermined by supply shortages and financial difficulties, the African regional office of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

It was said that eight countries have used up all their vaccines, but over 20 countries have administered less than 50 percent of their doses.

According to the WHO’s regional office, the vaccine shipments to the continent, through the COVAX program has been stopped. Africa is said to have received only 18.2 million doses, about a quarter of the 66 million that it expected.


Times of Oman

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