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WHO Africa encourages healthcare workers to get vaccinated

The WHO regional director for Africa encourages healthcare workers in Africa to accept the Covax vaccination and warns against the spread of fake news as Ghana becomes the first country to receive vaccines from the global Covax scheme.

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