G20 countries have received 15 times more COVID-19 vaccine doses per capita than countries in sub-Saharan Africa, according to a new analysis.
The analysis, conducted by science analytics company Airfinity, exposes the severity of vaccine inequity between high-income and low-income countries, especially in Africa.
It found that doses delivered to G20 countries per capita are 15 times higher than doses delivered per capita to sub-Saharan African countries.
In Nigeria, 8.4 million doses have been administered, with 2.88 million people fully vaccinated, representing 1.4 per cent of the population. Worldwide, 6.92 billion doses have been administered, with 2.97 billion fully vaccinated, representing 38.1 per cent of the world’s population. Only two per cent of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in Africa.
While individuals reserve the right to take or decline taking the vaccine, Ryder stated that the ILO strongly encourages people to take the jabs to protect themselves and their families.
Adolphus Mawolo reports.