COVID-19

Vaccine Hesitancy Rare in Cuba

A girl is entertained by clowns as she waits after being injected with a dose of the Soberana-02 vaccine for COVID-19 in Havana, Cuba, in August 2021. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa), via The Conversation

By developing and administering its own vaccines, Cuba has ensured affordable coverage (0.84 per cent of health-care costs), despite the United States embargo blocking medical supplies, including during the pandemic. That same blockade is impeding vaccine export from Cuba and has risked thwarting vaccine import to the island. Despite these challenges, Cuba is now one of the most vaccinated countries in the world.

Read more about Cuba’s lack of vaccine hesitancy at The Conversation here.

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