UCT study shows only 40% of Africans want vaccine mandates


A new study by the University of Cape Town (UCT) has found that while vaccine mandates might assist in improving uptake of the vaccines, only 40% of Africans supported them, reported News24 (10 December 2021).

“The study found that there was high vaccine hesitancy among Africans living in Africa as well as in the diaspora. Only 63% of participants would be willing to receive a Covid-19 vaccination as soon as possible, and an additional 5% would receive vaccines after considering their safety in people who vaccinated before them.

“The online survey was done with African residents in 29 African countries and Africans in the diaspora and published in the journal PLOS One.”

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