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Ivory Coast uses soccer to spur COVID-19 vaccination

By Reuters
13 January 2022   |   3:14 pm
Ivory Coast soccer fans watching the African Cup of Nations are being greeted with rapid tests, masks and COVID-19 vaccines at dedicated fan zones, an initiative of the health ministry to spur vaccination. Officials say dozens of young people have been vaccinated at the Cup of Nations villages.

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