Covid-19: African experts call for local vaccine production

Sudan vaccination

A medical worker receives a dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Cvod-19 coronavirus vaccine at the Jabra Hospital for Emergency and Injuries in Sudan's capital Khartoum on March 9, 2021. 

Photo credit: Ebrahim Hamid | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Continental heads of State and international health officials say vaccine manufacturing must come to Africa in earnest to combat both the illness and future health emergencies.

Increasing the manufacturing capacity for Covid-19 vaccines in Africa could help ensure the continent does not lag behind in vaccinating its population.

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