Podcast: On vaccine hesitancy across the continent
Welcome to the latest episode of the Africa Science Focus podcast distributed in partnership with African Arguments.
Africa Science Focus is a weekly podcast series by SciDevNet and is a platform for reporters in Sub-Saharan Africa’s least developed countries to report on the science that’s having an impact on their communities.
This episode looks at vaccine hesitancy as a global health threat, and what health teams in Sub-Saharan Africa are doing to boost COVID-19 vaccine confidence. Reporter Brook Audu and scientists from the World Health Organization, African Academy of Sciences and the University of Witwatersrand break down vaccine science, establish a case for the safety of vaccines, and tell us when to expect a rollout of vaccines across the continent.