The World Health Organization (WHO) has urged African governments not to lose faith in the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, after several countries in Europe suspended the use of the jab.
A senior WHO official, Dr Richard Mihigo, who is the organization’s head of immunisation in Africa has reiterated the proven safety of the product.
The European Medicines Agency earlier investigated a small number of reports of blood clots following inoculation thereby reaffirming its conviction that the benefits of the jab outweighed the risks.
Due to how cheap and easy to store the AstraZeneca is, African nations are relying on the jab for vaccination
Many have already received doses under the Covax global sharing initiative.