A large number of poorer countries do not have enough doses of Covid-19 vaccines, the World Health Organization has said. The shortages come as some nations in Africa see the third wave of infections.
These countries were receiving Covid-19 vaccines through a global sharing scheme.
“I would say of the 80 AMC countries at least well over a half of them would not have sufficient vaccine to be able to sustain their programmes right now,” WHO senior adviser Bruce Aylward told in a briefing, referring to an advance market commitment to low and middle-income countries, saying the actual portion was probably “much higher”.
Some of them had completely run out, he added.
Uganda, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh and Trinidad and Tobago are just some of the countries that have reported running out of vaccines in recent days.