Haiti earthquake: Disaster further hampers vaccine rollout

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Having had only about 20,000 cases and almost 600 deaths from COVID-19, Haiti has largely been spared the pandemic’s ravages.

Its first batch of vaccines only arrived in July – but few Haitians have expressed interest in getting the jab.

And now the government’s scheme to vaccinate its people has been side lined by disaster relief efforts because of a deadly earthquake and a tropical storm.

Al Jazeera’s John Holman reports Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

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