COVID-19 vaccination in Zimbabwe

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COVID-19 vaccination in Zimbabwe
Date22 February 2021-present
LocationZimbabwe
CauseCOVID-19 pandemic
Organised byMinistry of Health and Child Care (Zimbabwe)
Participants
  • 2,949,025 first doses[1]
  • 2,065,395 second doses[1]
Outcome19.42% of the Zimbabwean population received at least one dose[2]

On 22 February 2021, Zimbabwe launched their national COVID-19 vaccination program using BBIBP-CorV.[3][4] As of 19 September 2021, 2,949,025 people have received their first dose, and 2,065,395 people have received their second dose.[1]

Corruption is alleged to exist within the public vaccination program, with priority for receiving vaccines being given to those willing to pay bribes to hospital staff, and members of Zimbabwe's ruling party ZANU-PF. Vaccines are reportedly available within the private health care system at a cost of approximately $40 USD.[5]

Vaccine in order[edit]

Vaccine Approval Deployment
Sinopharm Green check.svg Yes Green check.svg Yes
Covaxin Green check.svg Yes Dark Red x.svg No
Sinovac Green check.svg Yes Dark Red x.svg No
Sputnik V Green check.svg Yes Dark Red x.svg No

History[edit]

Timeline[edit]

On 14 February 2021, the first 200,000 BBIBP-CorV vaccines landed at Harare's Robert Mugabe International Airport.[6][7]

On 22 February 2021 Zimbabwe began its vaccination program.[8]

On 25 February the number of people vaccinated surpassed 10,000 people.[9]

In mid-June 2021, Alrosa Zim donated 25,000 doses of the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine to Zimbabwe, followed by 25,000 more doses a month later.[10]

On 8 July 2021, Zimbabwe received 2 million Sinopharm vaccines.[11]

Progress[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Ministry of Health and Child Care [@MoHCCZim] (19 September 2021). "COVID-19 update: As at 19 September 2021, Zimbabwe had 127 938 confirmed cases, including 120 946 recoveries and 4 567 deaths. To date, a total of 2 949 025 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19" (Tweet). Retrieved 19 September 2021 – via Twitter.
  2. ^ "Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccinations". Our World in Data. Retrieved 14 April 2021.
  3. ^ "Zimbabwe starts Covid-19 vaccinations, Vice President Chiwenga gets first shot". News24. Retrieved 5 March 2021.
  4. ^ "Zimbabwe expected to begin COVID-19 vaccinations on Thursday". SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news leader. 17 February 2021. Retrieved 5 March 2021.
  5. ^ York, Geoffrey (5 August 2021). "Mounting desperation in Africa as COVID-19 vaccine shortage persists". The Globe and Mail. Harare and Johannesburg. Retrieved 5 August 2021.
  6. ^ "WATCH: Zimbabweans react to Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine | eNCA". www.enca.com. Retrieved 5 March 2021.
  7. ^ News, Eyewitness. "First 200,000 coronavirus vaccines en route to Zimbabwe". ewn.co.za. Retrieved 5 March 2021.
  8. ^ "Zimbabwe begins vaccine rollout with Sinopharm jabs | eNCA". www.enca.com. Retrieved 5 March 2021.
  9. ^ @MoHCCZim (25 February 2021). "COVID-19 update: As at 25 February 2021, Zimbabwe had 35 994 confirmed cases, including 32 455 recoveries and 1 458 deaths" (Tweet). Retrieved 14 April 2021 – via Twitter.
  10. ^ "25 000 more doses arrive from Russia". The Herald. 15 July 2021. Retrieved 15 July 2021.
  11. ^ "Zimbabwe gets 2 million Sinovac doses to boost Covid-19 vaccination". News24. Retrieved 9 July 2021.