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Sub-Saharan Africa – What is driving COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in Sub-Saharan Africa? (World Bank blogs)

Figure 1 – Compilation of available estimates for COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in different African countries (some countries have multiple estimates).

NEIA PRATA MENEZES, MULOONGO SIMUZINGILI, ZELALEM YILMA DEBEBE, FEDJA PIVODIC, ERNEST MASSIAH

As African countries accelerate the deployment of COVID-19 (coronavirus) vaccines, the issue of vaccine hesitancy looms. Globally, there has been a rise in general vaccine hesitancy but especially towards COVID-19 vaccines. In Africa, hesitancy must be viewed in the context of significant vaccine shortage; hesitancy does not explain fully the low vaccination rates in Africa. The slow vaccine rollout on the continent is  due to supply constraints, structural issues, and logistical barriers.

What is driving COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in Sub-Saharan Africa? (worldbank.org)