Following the commencement of the global vaccination program after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization, WHO set target that vulnerable countries should be able to vaccinate a minimum of 10 percent of their population by the end of September.
With nine days to the end of the month, the continent is set to miss the target as very few countries have been able to attain the World Health Organization’s target.
According to WHO, only 13 out of the 54 African countries have reached the WHO target of fully vaccinating more than 10% of its population against COVID19 by the end of September.
Ascribing reasons for this mass failure, WHO indicated that crippling vaccine supply shortages have slowed down the program in many countries in the region.
The best performers on the list are Seychelles, Mauritius, Morocco, Tunisia and Comoros which have been able to vaccinate 72%, 55%, 44%. 21% and 21% of their population respectively.
The other countries that have also met the target are Cape Verde, Eswatini, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Mauritania and Equatorial Guinea.
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