An article in the National Post highlights how a global vaccine shortage has contributed to the exclusion of migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers on national vaccination plans.
"With 86 per cent of the world’s refugees living in low- and middle- income countries, their inclusion and prioritization in national vaccination plans is crucial. "
The article notes how the Venezuelan refugee crisis is one of the biggest in the world and is predicted to continue to increase. "Venezuelan refugees are at great risk of contracting COVID-19 due to their large numbers and slow vaccination rates across the South America."
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