WHO Director for Africa, r. Matshidiso Moeti says countries that have started administering booster-shots of the Covid-19 vaccine, are making a mockery of vaccine equity.
Moeti criticized first-world countries for, instead of donating their excess doses of vaccines to poor countries, inoculating their citizens with their third and sometimes fourth dose.
She says it is unacceptable that only 2% of Africa’s total population have been vaccinated, while young people in Europaen countries are now getting vaccinated.
- Exporting J&J vaccines from SA adds to vaccine-colonialism.
- Transparency needed on SA’s vaccine-production agreement with Johnson & Johnson.
- US donates more than 6-million doses of Pfizer-vaccine to SA.
While #COVID19 vaccine shipments seem to be taking off, Africa is encountering headwinds. Moves by some countries to introduce booster shots threaten the promise of a brighter tomorrow for Africa.
As some richer countries hoard vaccines, they make a mockery of vaccine equity. pic.twitter.com/fk4ChXFCye
— Dr Matshidiso Moeti (@MoetiTshidi) August 19, 2021
Humanity is in a collective race against the #COVID19 virus and its variants. It’s critical to use every tool at our disposal:
Waive intellectual property.
👉 https://t.co/noy8l0xOxV #VaccinEquity
— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) August 23, 2021