Obama has publicly endorsed Covid-19 vaccines and not warned Africans against them

Published on 07/01/2021 at 13:41

A screenshot circulating on social networks since at least April 2020 claims that Barack Obama has urged Africans to reject Covid-19 vaccines. This is false: AFP Fact Check found no official trace of any such statement by the former US president. In a recent tweet, Obama said in fact that getting vaccinated against Covid-19 was “one of the most important things” to do.