The World Health Organization says the vast majority of people who currently are admitted to hospital for Covid-19 treatment are unvaccinated.
Technical Lead at the WHO Health Emergencies Programme, Dr. Maria van Kerkhove again reiterated that the only way in which people can protect themselves against severe forms of the disease is to get their injection as soon as possible.
Van Kerkhove says vaccination would also suppress the possibility of new variant from developing.
Follow the full briefing here.
- WHO hopes to, by February 2022, deliver at least 30% of required doses of Covid-19 vaccines to the African continent.
- Promises to deliver at least 50% of the required doses of Covid-19 – needed to vaccinate 60% of the African population – as soon as possible.
- WHO: Majority of African countries past their third-wave peaks.
We are in a race to vaccinate 40% of people in every country by end of 2021 and 70% by mid-2022.
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