Talk Africa: Africa’s COVID-19 Vaccine roll out

COVID-19 vaccination campaigns have kicked off across the globe. This is now raising hopes as well as fears about equitable distribution of the much needed doses.

As many developed economies continues to secure large numbers of the vaccine doses, poorer nations risk being priced out of the market.

However, the African Union has stepped in to secure about 270 million doses for its member states, many of which are developing countries.

But faced with much more infectious strains of the coronavirus and pre-existing challenges in health, infrastructure and manpower, time is of the essence for the continent in vaccine distribution.

This week on Talk Africa, we look into these emerging challenges for the COVID-19 vaccine roll out in Africa and the progress the continent has made so far.