Africa on path to hit 70 percent vaccination milestone this year

Posted on AllSides January 27th, 2022
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Jerome Delay/ AP

Africa has been struggling to get its population of about 1 billion vaccinated against COVID-19, with some regions having vaccination rates in the single digits. But the continent’s top health agency said by the end of 2022 at least 70 percent of Africans will be vaccinated. 

The head of Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Thursday that it has experienced a surge in vaccinations in countries like Nigeria, as vaccine hesitancy wanes along with an increased availability of vaccines, according to The Associated Press (AP). 


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