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
  • 6,376,117[1] (total vaccinated)
  • 4,692,440[1] (fully vaccinated)
  • 12,182,698[1] (doses administered)
Outcome

41.5% of the Zimbabwean population received at least one dose[2]

   


30.2% of the Zimbabwean population fully vaccinated[2]

   

As of 11 June 2022

On 22 February 2021, Zimbabwe launched their national COVID-19 vaccination program using the Sinopharm BIBP vaccine.[3][4] As of 17 June 2022, 6,260,228 people have received their first dose, 4,598,703 have received their second dose, and 851,874 have received a third dose.[5]

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 US$40.[6]

Vaccine in order

Vaccine Approval Deployment
Sinopharm BIBP 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

Timeline

On 14 February 2021, the first 200,000 doses of the Sinopharm BIBP vaccine landed at Harare's Robert Mugabe International Airport.[7][8]

On 22 February 2021 Zimbabwe began its vaccination program.[9]

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

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.[11]

On 8 July 2021, Zimbabwe received 2 million doses of the Sinovac vaccine.[12]

In December 2021, a booster vaccination programme was launched for those already double vaccinated.[13]

On 20 December 2021, Zimbabwe received one million doses of the Sinovac vaccine donated by China.

Progress

By the end of March 2021, 85,866 vaccine doses had been administered; 433,939 by the end of April; one million by the end of May; 1.3 million by the end of June; 2.3 million by the end of July; 3.8 million by the end of August; 5.2 million by the end of September; 5.8 million by the end of October; 6.4 million by the end of November; 7.2 million by the end of December 2021; 7.8 million by the end of January 2022; 7.9 million by the end of February 2022; 9.4 million by the end of March 2022; 10.3 million by the end of April 2022.

There were 0.8 million fully vaccinated by the end of July 2021; 1.6 million by the end of August; 2.3 million by the end of September 2021; 2.5 million by the end of October 2021; 2.8 million by the end of November 2021; 3.1 million by the end of December 2021; 3.3 million by the end of January 2022; 3.4 million by the end of February 2022; 3.5 million by the end of March 2022; 3.7 million by the end of April 2022.

Cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in Zimbabwe
  1st dose
  2nd dose
  3rd dose
Daily doses administered in Zimbabwe
  1st dose
  2nd dose
  3rd dose

References

  1. ^ a b c Ritchie, Hannah; Mathieu, Edouard; Rodés-Guirao, Lucas; Appel, Cameron; Giattino, Charlie; Ortiz-Ospina, Esteban; Hasell, Joe; Macdonald, Bobbie; Beltekian, Diana; Dattani, Saloni; Roser, Max (2020–2022). "Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19)". Our World in Data. Retrieved 15 August 2022.
  2. ^ a b Ritchie, Hannah; Mathieu, Edouard; Rodés-Guirao, Lucas; Appel, Cameron; Giattino, Charlie; Ortiz-Ospina, Esteban; Hasell, Joe; MacDonald, Bobbie; Beltekian, Diana; Roser, Max (5 March 2020). "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. ^ Ministry of Health and Child Care [@MoHCCZim] (17 June 2022). "COVID-19 update: As at 17 June 2022, Zimbabwe had 254 753 confirmed cases, including 247 379 recoveries and 5 533 deaths. To date, a total of 6 260 228 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19" (Tweet). Retrieved 18 June 2022 – via Twitter.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ "WATCH: Zimbabweans react to Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine | eNCA". www.enca.com. Retrieved 5 March 2021.
  8. ^ News, Eyewitness. "First 200,000 coronavirus vaccines en route to Zimbabwe". ewn.co.za. Retrieved 5 March 2021. {{cite web}}: |last= has generic name (help)
  9. ^ "Zimbabwe begins vaccine rollout with Sinopharm jabs | eNCA". www.enca.com. Retrieved 5 March 2021.
  10. ^ @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.
  11. ^ "25 000 more doses arrive from Russia". The Herald. 15 July 2021. Retrieved 15 July 2021.
  12. ^ "Zimbabwe gets 2 million Sinovac doses to boost Covid-19 vaccination". News24. Retrieved 9 July 2021.
  13. ^ "Covid-19: Schools to remain open... booster shots start". The Sunday News. 5 December 2021. Retrieved 5 December 2021.