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    Progress chart

    Of the 55 African countries, close to one-third have fully vaccinated 10% of their populations against COVID-19.

    The majority of these nations have relatively small populations, such as Seychelles and Mauritius, which have fully vaccinated more than 60% of their people.

    Nine African countries, including South Africa, Morocco and Tunisia, reached the 10% goal at the beginning of September – one month ahead of the World Health Assembly global goal of fully vaccinating 10% of every country’s population by 30 September.

    According to the organisation, close to 90% of high-income countries have met the target.

    ‘Just 60 million Africans have been fully vaccinated so far,’ the WHO notes in a press release. ‘And 2% of the more than 6 billion vaccines given globally have been administered on the continent.’

    12 October 2021
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