WHO says Africa’s already thin vaccine supply to drop by 25%

  • Airport officials receive boxes of Moderna coronavirus vaccine after their arrival at the airport in Nairobi, Kenya Monday, Sept. 6, 2021. 880,320 doses were delivered forming the second of two shipments totalling 1.76 million doses which were donated by the U.S. government via the COVAX facility, according to the U.S. embassy in Kenya. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)

NAIROBI, Kenya — Africa’s already thin supply of COVID-19 vaccines has taken another significant hit, with the World Health Organization’s Africa director saying Thursday that for various reasons, including the rollout of booster shots, “we will get 25% less doses than we were anticipating by the end of the year.”