More than 94 million people have been fully vaccinated.
Some countries have accessed vaccines through the COVAX initiative, bilateral deals and donations.
Thirty-eight African countries have received more than 25 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines, and 30 have started vaccination campaigns.
About seven million jabs have been given on the continent while its giant, Nigeria, has administered over 8,000 doses.
This is despite the controversy trailing the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Several European countries had suspended use of the vaccine after reports of blood clots in some recipients.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) said the vaccine is safe, dismissing claims that there is a link between it and the reported side effects.
So far, there are 122 million COVID-19 cases worldwide, 69 million recoveries and 2.69 million fatalities.