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Less than 3.5 % of Africans jabbed against Covid

  • Published at 09:24 pm September 14th, 2021
Covid-19 Vaccination in South Africa
A South African man receives his first dose of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine in Zwartkops Raceway drive-through vaccination site in Centurion, on August 13, 2021 AFP

Africa has been “left behind” by the world, says WHO director-general

Less than 3.5% of Africans are vaccinated against Covid-19, far short of its official target of 60%, John Nkengasong, director of Africa's Centers for Disease Control, said on Tuesday.

World Health Organization head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at the same briefing that the continent was being "left behind by the rest of the world" and that this would allow the coronavirus to keep circulating.