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Equitable COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery Case Studies: Promising practices from Africa

In December 2021 the World Health Organization announced its goal to vaccinate 70% of the global population against COVID-19 by mid-2022,1 but this target has not been met. While 80% of populations in many high- and middle-income countries have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, rates in low income countries remain low where only 21% of received at least one dose. Delayed access to vaccines among low-income countries has contributed to low vaccination rates, particularly in Africa – the region with the lowest vaccination rates globally. However, vaccine supply alone is not enough to explain low vaccination rates. Increasing these rates requires flexible approaches tailored to community needs.