Reports project that the global goal of every country vaccinating 70% of its population by 2022 is not going to happen. According to data, just 58 nations and territories had done so as of May 31st. Only a few are from low-income nations; the rest are from high-income countries, which does not include the United States. Only 16.2 percent of the people in low-income nations have gotten the COVID-19 vaccination at least once.
However, Ted Chaiban, the global lead coordinator for the COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery Partnership,, said there’s been some difficult progress amongst those who started the year with less than 10% of their populations fully vaccinated.
From 9.98 percent in January to 21.07 percent in May, the Central African Republic has increased its coverage. A new goal of immunizing 52% of the population by 2022 has been set.
When nations make progress like that of the Central African Republic, with high levels of coverage among high-priority populations as a component of that development, we should applaud it. Countries that have performed well should be commended.
“I believe the most essential thing is to start with country-specific goals. There’s a long way to go before you get to 70 percent vaccination coverage. Focusing on the immediate goals that you’ve set for yourself, while making sure that the most critical groups are covered, is essential,” he said.