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Chinese Vaccine Shipments to Africa Edge Up Slightly Last Week But Still Lag Far Behind Other Regions

Shipments of COVID-19 vaccines from China to various African countries is now closing in on 100 million doses delivered. But overall the number of jabs committed to the continent is a small fraction of distributions to other regions.

With 86.6 million doses shipped to Africa, according to the latest data from Bridge Consulting’s Vaccine Tracker Report, the continent accounts for just 8% of total deliveries compared to 63% for the Asia-Pacific region and 24% sent to Latin America.

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