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WHO Slams Rich Nations for Offering Booster Shots While Just 2% of Africa’s Population Is Vaccinated

HeadlineAug 20, 2021

The World Health Organization’s Africa director has condemned plans by the United States and other wealthy countries to offer third-dose COVID vaccine booster shots while only 2% of Africa’s 1.3 billion people have been fully vaccinated. Dr. Matshidiso Moeti said the U.S. should give priority to poorer nations.

Dr. Matshidiso Moeti: “Moves by some countries globally to introduce booster shots threaten the promise of a brighter tomorrow for Africa. As some richer countries hoard vaccines, they make a mockery, frankly, of vaccine equity.”

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