WHO’s concerns over vaccine hogging: Sophie Mokoena

WHO's concerns over vaccine hogging: Sophie Mokoena

There is growing criticism over developed nations’ intentions to administer booster COVID-19 vaccines while the low-middle-income countries continue to battle accessing the first doses. Countries like France and the United States of America have already indicated their plans for rolling out additional shots for their citizens. In Africa, less than 2% of the population has been vaccinated – a clear indication that the target of vaccinating at least 10% by September will not be reached. The World Health Organisation and the Africa Centre for Disease Control vehemently oppose the planned booster shots.

We are joined by our International News Editor Sophie Mokoena.

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