COVID-19 vaccination rates on the continent continue to lag the rest of the world, however through collective efforts to ensure equal access and distribution of doses, Africa could vaccinate 70% of its population by the end of 2022. COVID-19 vaccines are essential to saving lives and getting some of the world’s poorest and most fragile countries back on track towards an inclusive, resilient recovery. Despite significant progress in access and deployment of vaccines, there continues to be an urgent need to increase vaccination on the continent, because the pandemic will not end unless it has been ended everywhere.
Everyone has a role to play, and it starts with getting the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as it is available. #Vaccines4Africa is all about amplifying the voices of Africans who have safely received the vaccine and believe in this important message: Vaccines saves lives.