What is the Vaccine Tracker?
The Vaccine Tracker shows us how many vaccines each African country has administered and what types of vaccines are available. This vaccine tracker was created to provide nuance and detail for the African context.
Africa only comes up in the vaccine discussion when talking about how the continent has been neglected in comparison to others, but it is a fairer comparison to look at how African countries compare to one another. Journalists are encouraged to use this interactive dashboard to drill down into country specific data and to compare the different types and amounts of vaccines administered per country. It also signals when there are gaps in the data for a specific country so that journalists take caution.
It's the first dashboard of its kind to track the types of vaccines for Africa. Data is drawn from numerous sources, is supplemented with news reports daily and is compiled by Media Hack Collective.