John Nkengasong, Africa CDC director (Andre Pain/AFP via Getty Images)

Covid-19 roundup: Africa CDC to seek vac­cine do­na­tion pause — re­port; New study sug­gests blood clots from As­traZeneca shot are very rare

The Africa CDC is re­port­ed­ly seek­ing a pause in vac­cine do­na­tions as lo­gis­ti­cal chal­lenges and hes­i­tan­cy be­gin to out­strip sup­ply is­sues.

John Nken­ga­song, the agency’s di­rec­tor, told Politi­co on Tues­day that coun­tries are bet­ter able to pro­vide shots for their cit­i­zens. But con­cerns over get­ting shots in­to arms have mount­ed in re­cent weeks, and the con­ti­nent’s CDC will ask for a do­na­tions pause un­til the third or fourth quar­ter this year.

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