The World Health Organization said at least 20 percent of the continent can expect to be immunised against coronavirus. by the end of the year
Only a handful of Africans have been vaccinated against COVID-19, which is a stark difference when compared to richer nations, as African countries lack the financial means to purchase the drugs.
Richard Mihigo, WHO Africa immunization coordinator stated that the (vaccination) objective is to reach 20 percent, at least, to cover 20 percent of the population by the end of the year, and he might say that with the latest developments within the Covax facility, there is a very very good prospect that this objective to supply up to 600 million doses by the end of 2021 will definitely be reached.
The African Union said it secured an additional 400 million doses of vaccines on top of the already purchased 270 million.
It comes as a new and more contagious variant has spread from South Africa.