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Even Though More Countries Have Received Chinese Vaccines, Distribution Remains Highly Unequal

There does not appear to be any pattern to the inconsistent distribution of Chinese vaccines in Africa over the past 12 months. For much of the year, North African countries accounted for the bulk of deliveries, but that started to change as deliveries increased to southern African countries, namely Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and, more recently, Angola.

Most African countries (all those in orange) have received fewer than a million doses each, which means that only a few hundred thousand people in each country have been fully vaccinated with a two-shot regimen — a very small proportion of a continent of more than 1.2 billion people. 

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